Three suicide bombers early today died in a failed mission to bomb an Internally Displaced Persons camp in Maiduguri, the Borno state Police Command has confirmed.
The Commissioner of Police Borno state, Damian Chuckwu said this at the scene of the blast in Maiduguri on Friday, stating that three petrol tankers were burnt in the latest attacks.
The suicide bombers attacked petroleum tankers parked near a filling station around 3:00 am local time; the first explosion occurred as the first bomber detonated a suicide vest and two others detonated their deadly wares along Damboa Road Maiduguri with the aim causing maximum casualty at an IDP nearby.
The suicide bombers died instantly leading to massive fire from one of the petrol tankers laden with PMS, two other empty tankers were also burnt.
No other casualty was recorded beyond the three suicide bombers.