Among those injured was an official of the NDLEA.
The spokesman for the police in Borno State, Victor Isuku, in a press statement on Saturday said, “Yesterday, at about 1738hrs, two female suicide bombers detonated IEDs against a vehicle on a feeder road off Maiduguri/Mafa Highway, close to NDLEA checkpoint in the outskirts of Maiduguri township.
“As a result, only the two bombers died in the explosion, while eight others including a personnel of the NDLEA sustained injuries, and are responding to treatment.
“The vehicle, a golf taxi with reg. no XA 479 DRZ laden with bags of charcoal with two female passengers and a Tricycle close to the scene were affected by the explosion.
“The scene has since been rendered safe by police EOD team and normalcy restored in the area.”