Failed Suicide Bomber Blow Self In BornoOne Civilian JTF operative and a suicide bomber lost their lives in a failed suicide bomb attack Monday morning in a mosque in Dalori Quarters in Maiduguri, Borno State.
It was gathered that the male suicide bomber had planned to attack worshippers during the early morning (sunrise) prayers.
Both corpses have since been evacuated to the Specialist Hospital in Maiduguri, according to Sani Datti, Head Media and Public Relations, NEMA.
Also confirming the incident, Borno Police spokesman, Victor Isuzu, said the male vigilante operative tried to prevent the attacker from getting close to the mosque, PM News reports.
“Today at about 0522hrs, a male suicide bomber detonated Improvised Explosive Device (IED) strapped to his body near a mosque at Dalori Quarters situated along Maiduguri/ Konduga /Bama road,” Isuzu said.
“The bomber killed himself and a local vigilante- the civilian JTF operative who tried to prevent him from getting close to the mosque where many faithful in the locality were observing their early morning prayers.”
He added that the area of the Monday attack had been secured and normal activities have resumed.