2 female bombers killed in Maiduguri

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"We have so far rescued more than 230 women and children abducted from many parts of the north, particularly Bauchi, Plateau and Katsina States, kidnapped by members of the Boko Haram sect", Borno police spokesman Isa Azare told AFP.

A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Victor Isuku in Maiduguri, said eight people sustained injuries in the incident.

Two female suicide bombers have died after detonating IEDs on a feeder road off Maiduguri /Mafa highway, close to NDLEA checkpoint on the outskirt of Maiduguri township.

Also, the Nigerian Air Force said it struck some buildings occupied by the terrorists in a bomb raid, killing many terrorists. "The taxi with registration number XA 479 DRZ was conveying bags of charcoal and two female passengers, including a tricycle machine was also affected in the explosion".

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The police Explosive Ordinance Disposal team was mobilized to the scene to render the un-exploded improvised explosive device safe, while normalcy has been restored to the area, the spokesperson added.

Abdullahi Danbatta said that the victims were receiving treatment at the Specialist Hospital, Maiduguri.

Adesanya said: "In furtherance of the recently commenced Operation RUWAN WUTA, on 7 September 2017, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) conducted air interdiction on structures with 2 hoisted Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) Organization flags in Zanari, a known location with significant BHT presence at the northern fringes of Borno State bordering Lake Chad".