Tension has heightened in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, North-East Nigeria, following reports that at least 52 female suicide bombers have been let loose in the city.
THISDAY quoted a member of the youth vigilante group as revealing that they have been commissioned to attack crowded locations.
It could be recalled that two suicide bombers were unleashed on Maiduguri last week causing the death of over 35 people.
Two others were unleashed on the town this Monday causing six deaths and 36 injured people.
The source said the youth vigilante group had made it difficult for the insurgents to visit massive mayhem on the town with the incessant search of vehicles and people of the town.
He said: “One of the female suicide bombers arrested revealed to them (youth vigilante) that presently in Maiduguri there are 52 female suicide bombers who have been commissioned to explode bombs at high density areas.”