Two persons killed early today in a bomb blast in Umulari area of Maiduguri, Borno state. "They defused a second bomb before it could go off. The blast occurred as early as 5 am Nigerian time behind Maimalari military barracks in the city," police source said.
A soldier also said, three female suicide approached the area with suicide vest wrapped around their bodies, one of the bombers was shot by soldiers before they could wreak havoc on the residents, according to Saharareporters.
The soldiers who were on guard at Umarari-Molai outskirts of Maiduguri said they identified the attackers at about 5 am while trying to gain access to Maiduguri; one was shot and wounded while two others immediately detonated IEDs wrapped around their bodies.
According to Civilian JTF source, all the female bombers were about 12 to 15 years of age.