Two suicide bombers, male and female, killed each other in Muna Garage Maiduguri. 

They had planned to infiltrate the garage, but encountered some military troops of 195 Battalion on patrol.

In the quest to make the mission a success, one of them detonated an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) strapped to her body killing the two of them

The incident happened at about 8:00 p.m. on 1 December 2018. 

According to the military, after the explosion, "the patrol team quickly moved to the scene and discovered it was only the female suicide bombers’ vest that was detonated, killing herself and the male suicide bomber.

"Unfortunately, five members of Civilian Joint Task Force on duty at the market were injured in the explosion.

"Subsequently, the area was cordoned off and the Explosive Ordinance Device Team were drafted to defuse the other un-exploded vest, while Borno State Emergency Management Agency and the Red-cross evacuated the mutilated body parts of the suicide bombers.

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"The explosion also affected some officials of the Nigerian Army in counter-terrorism operation in the northeast. 

"The wounded persons were rushed to 7 Division Hospital for medical attention," the statement read.

The incident happened hours after the Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant, General Tukur Buratai, told troops deployed in the North East that they had what it took to flush out the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists wherever they are hibernating.

He was addressing Armed Forces Special Forces Battalion at their base in Borno State.

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