In Nigeria, Suicide Bombers Hit Borno Again, Injure 15

June 24, 2018 | Brainwave Science


On Wednesday, The Borno State Police Command has confirmed the twin suicide attacks by suspected female terrorists onboard a tricycle (Keke Napep) in an attempt to infiltrate defunct 333 Artillery Mammy Military Market in Maiduguri, the state capital.

The attack which took place at about 8:20 pm is coming at a time when most of bear/alcohol dealers and commercial sex workers chased out of the city as a result of Committee for Demolition of Illegal Structures and Criminal Spots continued their onslaught and leading to massive influx of the victims to 333 Artillery Mammy Military Market for business.

Sources said the suicide bombers sneaked into a waiting queue of customers at the entrance gate for proper checking by military personnel, before detonating their Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs, leading to several numbers of casualties. Although the source could not mention specifically the number of casualties, an investigation revealed that some civilians were affected in the blasts. But in a Press statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Edet Okon said, “Yesterday being 20/06/18 at about 2020hrs, two female suicide bombers onboard a tricycle attempted to infiltrate the defunct 333 Artillery Mammy Market in Maiduguri, Borno State. “The first bomber exploded as she was shot by soldiers while trying to buy a ticket at the gate. “The second bomber detonated her IED inside the tricycle as the rider fled the scene.” As a result of the explosions, the two bombers died instantly while fifteen persons were injured and were rushed to the hospital for treatment. “Meanwhile, the scene of the incident has been sanitized by a team of EOD personnel and normalcy has been restored.” The Commissioner of Police Borno State, CP Damian Chukwu assures members of the public of the commitment of the force to continue to protect lives and properties at all times. “He also urges residents to be extra vigilant and to promptly report suspicious persons and activities to the Police or other security agencies for necessary actions.” Okon stated.


Boko Haram, the suspected terror group for this attack, is a jihadist militant organization based in northeastern Nigeria, Chad, Niger and northern Cameroon. Boko Haram has killed tens of thousands and displaced 2.3 million from their homes and was ranked as the world’s deadliest terror group by the Global Terrorism Index in 2015. Nigeria is a victim of Boko Haram Terrorist attacks for decades now.

The Commissioner Chukwu assures the public that the commitment of the force continues to protect lives and properties at all times but the current investigative means is not always effective like DNA testing is irrelevant without DNA present at a crime scene. In equal measure, the polygraph test has been manipulated by guilty criminals in past. The authorities should now find a more innovative way to upgrade their strategies and technologies to address this serious security issue facing their nation.

So how can Borno State Police Forces prevent these deadly attacks, stay a step ahead of these terrorist groups and protect lives and properties at all times?

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In order to conduct a test on a suspect, a case test is built, both known (relevant), as well as confidential information (only known to terrorists and investigating agencies), is input into iCognative system. For example, in this case information such as date of the suicide blast – 20 June; location– defunct 333 Artillery Mammy Military Market in Maiduguri; Suspected group connections – Boko Haram. This information, used as stimuli in the form of words, phrases or pictures, depending on its availability, will be displayed to the suspect on a digital screen, one after another. iCognative system collects brain responses to each stimulus and all these brain responses are analyzed at end of the test by automated software and determinations made with 99.9% accuracy on whether the information is present or absent in the brain of the suspect.

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