At least five suicide bombers have died in Mamanti, Borno State, after a suicide belt detonation error from one of them led to the explosion of the bomb on them.
A Facebook user identified as Ismail Muhammad Alkatore, has taken to the social networking platform to share some graphic photos of at least five suicide bombers suspected to be members of Boko Haram who died on Tuesday night before reaching their target near Maiduguri.
He captioned the photo: “5 suicide bombers died along Mamanti village yesterday, after suicide belt detonation error from one of the terrorist.”
The attempted attack occurred in Manmannti of the Molai general area, roughly 4 kilometers outside Maiduguri city. All five bombers – four women and one man – died without killing any targets.
A Civilian JTF source revealed that the suicide bombers detonated explosives wrapped around their bodies near military trenches. All five terrorists died almost instantly.
“We have gone to the scene of the failed mission of the terrorists early this morning. Only the bombers are dead; there were no civilian casualties. The bombers included four females and a male,” the source told our correspondent.
“We saw their bodies scathed in all places. They almost crossed the trenches before their bombs exploded. It was awful.”