The Borno police command on Tuesday said four female suicide bombers were killed while attempting to attack Maiduguri.
Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Victor Isuku said the incident occurred at about 8:30 a.m. in Tomsu Ngamdu community on the outskirts of Maiduguri.
He said one of the suicide bombers detonated her explosive near a military checkpoint.
Isuku added that the other one detonated hers at a Civilian Joint Task Force checkpoint, killing themselves and injuring six farmers nearby.
He added that the two other bombers were shot dead by security operatives before they detonated the bomb.
“Police EOD teams have been deployed to the scene to sanitise the area,” the PPRO said.