Two people suspected to be members of the extremist Boko Haram group were on Friday killed by their own Improvised Explosive Device (IED) targeted at the Joint Task Force (JTF) patrol vehicles at Gambaru Market General area of Maiduguri.
According to a statement issued by the spokesman of the Joint Task Force (JTF) in Borno, Operation Restore Order, Sagir Musa, the two suicide bombers exploded and died with their bomb before they could wreak havoc on their target.
“At about 4.30pm on Friday, February 15, 2013, there was an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explosion by terrorists targeted at JTF patrol vehicles at Gamboru Market General area, just about 1000 meters away from the main market on the road to Gamboru – Gala.
“The explosion/IEDs entail acid and highly flammable substances that propagated blast and thermal effects which set houses and adjoining shops around the vicinity on fire.
“Two persons suspected to be the bombers lost their lives as a result of the explosion,” Musa said in the statement.
Musa added that though a JTF vehicle was damaged and a soldier was injured, no civilian was killed or injured in the attack.