Two suspected Boko Haram female suicide bombers hurriedly blew themselves up at the Muna Galti Camp in Borno State on Thursday, killing two others in the process.
The twin bombers made an attempt to enter the camp at around 7.45 pm but detonated their strapped explosives at first sight of security officers.
Mr Usman Aji, an IDP from Marte Council, disclosed that four other persons were injured in the attempted bombing of the camps and they were rushed to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) for treatment.
“On sighting security operatives, the suspects hurriedly detonated improvise explosive devices, killing themselves and two other persons,” he said.
The State Police Command Public Relation Officer, Edet Okon, who confirmed the incident, stated that the situation has been handled properly and also peace had been restored in the two camps and environs.
“The scene was cordoned off. Police Explosives Ordinance Department (EOD) immediately mobilised to the IDP camp along with SARS, PMF and Counter-Terrorists Unit (CTU),” he said.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Aliyu, who also addressed newsmen on the matter, urged the public not to panic, but go about their lawful businesses without any fear. He promised them that the Police Force would do everything possible to secure people’s lives and properties.
Lastly, he implored the public to always be at alert and security conscious by raising the alarm and reporting all suspicious persons and activities to the police and other security agencies.
He ended by saying: “This is a war we must win together.”