Army Spokesman, Brig-Gen. Sani Usman, in a statement released on Sunday said the incident occurred around 8pm on Saturday when the bombers detonated one of their suicide vests upon sighting troops of 195 Battalion on patrol.
“Two Suicide Bombers (Male and Female) on a mission to infiltrate Muna Garage Maiduguri, hurriedly detonated one of their suicide vests on sighting troops of 195 Battalion on patrol at about 8 P.M on 1 December 2018,” Usman said
“The patrol team quickly moved to the scene and discovered it was only the female suicide bomber’s vest that was detonated, killing herself and the male suicide bomber,” he added.
“Unfortunately, five members of Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) on duty at the market were injured in the explosion.
“Subsequently, the area was cordoned off and the Explosive Ordinance Device Team were drafted to defuse the other unexploded vest, while Borno State Emergency Management Agency and the Red-cross evacuated the mutilated body parts of the suicide bombers.
He, however, disclosed that “the wounded persons were rushed to 7 Division Hospital for medical attention.”