Fifteen people were injured when two female suicide bombers targeted the edge of a military barracks in northeast Nigeria, police said on Thursday.
Soldiers shot dead one woman as she tried to get into the informal market at the base of 333 Artillery Nigerian Army in Maiduguri on Wednesday evening.
Borno state police spokesman Edet Okon said the woman’s explosives detonated when she was shot. A second bomber blew herself up in a nearby motorised rickshaw, he added.
“As a result of the explosions, the two bombers died instantly while 15 persons were injured and were rushed to the hospital for treatment,” he said in a statement.
A bomb disposal team had “sanitized” the area, he added.