Two female suicide bombers on Sunday died after the explosives strapped on them were accidentally detonated before they reached their intended location.
According to Punch News report, the blast occurred at Auno village in the Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State, a distance of about 15 kilometers away from Maiduguri, the state capital. The duo’s intended target location was Maiduguri’s Monday Market. However, the explosives blew them up while they were waiting for a bus that would take them to the market. Seven other individuals were injured and were immediately taken to Maiduguri General Hospital for treatment. There were no other casualties.
“The suicide bombers were said to have been brought from Damaturu by one suspected Boko Haram terrorist, who dropped them in Jajana and told them to take a bus to the next town. On reaching Auno, they thought it was Maiduguri and they start asking about Maiduguri Monday Market.
“We were told that their master dropped them in Jakana because he knew that it would be very difficult for them to beat security checkpoints and enter Maiduguri.”
A taxi driver, Mallam Mohammdu Abor, who claimed that drove through Auno on Sunday afternoon, told journalists that he saw the mangled bodies of the suicide bombers by the roadside. He said the people of the town were standing at a distance from the bodies as they were apprehensive that they might still have undetonated explosives on them.