Two suicide bombers on Wednesday morning accidentally blew themselves up at Molai Leprosy/General Hospital, about 100 metres away from a locally-established market, leaving both of them dead and two people injured, as many residents including admitted patients and hospital workers scamper for safety.
The suicide bombers were suspected to be terrorists who sneaked into the city from Sambisa forest, a fortified camp of the Boko Haram sect.
Molai village is South and about 10km drive to Maiduguri along the closed down Maiduguri-Damboa- Biu road. Unfortunately, after the closure of Dalwa main market, which is a stonethrow to Molai, another market established for people around neighbouring villages
Just last week Saturday 27th of May, 2015, two suicide bombers suspected to have been targeting a locally- established market in Molai village, which is an outskirt of Maiduguri metropolis, detonated their explosives at the main gate of the missionary Leprosy and General Hospital Molai, killing five people including the suicide bombers.
The fresh twin suicide bombing, which took place at about 11am Wednesday was coming at a time and a day when the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo paid a one-day visit to victims of insurgency in the state.
Eye witnesses and sources said the first suicide bomber detonated the explosives he was carrying at the same entrance/gate of the hospital injuring two passersby, while the other one who was riding on bicycle accidentally detonated his explosives at the back of the hospital before reaching the fence at the backyard, killing himself only.
Our Correspondent report that Prof. Osinbajo’s one-day working visit led to the closure of major roads and streets causing serious traffic jam and closure of shops, stalls, schools and offices.