Military authority on Tuesday said four persons believed to be terrorists/suicide bombers had died in Maiduguri.
The authority said the suspected bombers were heading to NNPC facility on Maiduguri-Damboa Road when they died in their vehicles laden with Improvised Explosive Devices (IED)
This information is contained in a statement issued in Abuja by the Director of Defense Information, Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade.
The statement said the explosions that led to their death took place at Mule in the outskirts of Maiduguri.
According to the statement, three of the four explosive-laden vehicles were demobilised by shots fired at them by soldiers at the check point shortly before the explosions that rocked the area.
The statement said that occupants of the vehicles were killed in the explosions.
“Five soldiers were wounded while the civilian casualties are yet to be determined”, the statement said, adding that more details of the incident would be released later. (NAN)