‘How suicide bomber suspected to be heading to mosque died in Borno’


The police on Monday gave a graphic details of how a male suicide bomber suspected to be heading to the mosque in Biu Local Government Area of Borno State on Sunday suddenly detonated the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) on him before reaching his destination, killing himself.

The Borno State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Daso Nahum, said that the incident occurred when the Muslim faithful were observing their night prayers at about 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, 2024

The suicide bomber though died alone, two persons close to him at the time of the incident were however injured.

No further details about the identity of the bomber were available

Nahum said: “The male suicide bomber, who was suspected to be heading to the mosque, detonated the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) close to the roundabout, killing himself.

“Two passersby who were wounded by the explosive were immediately rushed to a hospital for treatment.

“A combined team of security personnel were immediately deployed to the scene of the incident to restore normalcy.”

The police spokesman urged the people of Borno State to heighten their level of vigilance, especially during the period of Ramadan when most Muslim faithful are observing late-night prayers.

“People should make sure that they are vigilant and should not hesitate to report any suspicious moves to the security agencies,” he said.

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