An Improvised Explosive device was detonated at the Maiduguri-Damaturu expressway yesterday morning has claimed the lives of 3 policemen. The explosives were reportedly placed in two cars and two other policemen were injured.
The bomb attack has been confirmed by he Yobe State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Mr. Toyin Gbadegesin; “Our officers and men at that checkpoint were caught unawares when six bombers strapped with explosives detonated the devices and killed three policemen at the scene along with five suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers that attempted to beat police stop and search on the highway, before they could launch more deadly attacks in the state capital, Damaturu at about 11.am this morning”
“Two cars suspected to be carrying explosive devices were apprehended and in the process of looking for reinforcement to convey the suspects to the Yobe State Police Command, they detonated the IEDs which killed five people at the spot, while three others died later in the hospital.”
The attack is thought to have been orchestrated by the militant group Boko Haram.