#AceWorldNews – NIGERIA – April 03 – (Reuters) – Suspected Islamist suicide bombers killed 15 civilians in a failed attack on a state oil company facility in north-east Nigeria, when soldiers at a checkpoint opened fire on their explosive-packed vehicles, the military said on Wednesday.
Seventeen civilians and five soldiers were wounded by the blasts on Tuesday which also destroyed eight vehicles, Defence Ministry spokesman Chris Olukolade said.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
Olukolade said the bombers, believed to be from militant group Boko Haram, were driving towards the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation facility at Mule.
Four bombers died.
Mule is on the outskirts of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state and the cradle of the Islamist insurgency.