Sucide Bombers Attacks Borno As Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Goes Visiting
Two suicide bombers on Wednesday detonated a bomb at a hospital in Molai Village, Borno State, few kilometres from scenes visited by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo who was in the town to pay a visit to Internally Displaced Persons.
A member of the youth vigilante group, Kaka Yusuf, confirmed the incident.
Yusuf said the two suicide bombers were unsuccessful in their dastardly action as they only succeeded in blowing themselves into pieces and in the process injuring two people.
Molai is 10 kilometres south of Maiduguri where the Vice President visited on Wednesday to check on the IDPs in the town.
He said the suicide bombers were suspected to have sneaked into Molai from Sambisa Forest, the notorious base of the insurgents that has been under military siege for some time now.
Yusuf said on Wednesday that the two suicide bombers, a female and a male, were blown apart, apparently in an accidental detonation of explosives strapped on their bodies.
He said: “It must have been an accidental detonation as no known persons or structures were targeted by the suicide bombers.
Yusuf said the first suicide bomber (a female) detonated the explosive strapped on her at the entrance/gate of the hospital injuring two passersby, while the other one, who was riding on a bicycle, accidentally detonated his explosives at the back of the hospital before reaching the fence at the backyard, killing himself only.