Three suicide bombers were killed on Friday morning, in an attempt to detonate Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) strapped to their bodies in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital. The explosion occurred on Damboa road, near a petrol station in Maiduguri. According to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), three petrol tankers were said to have been destroyed as a result of the explosion. Damboa, one of the entry points into the city has recorded at least three bomb explosions in the past. In February, a police man died and another one was injured by bandits while on patrol around Kubuwa village, also in Damboa local government of Borno state. The ambush was the second in two days as a military convoy had been attacked the previous day, along the same Damboa road with casualties from both the military and civilian side.