A suicide assault which might have induced the dying of many at a main market in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, has been averted because the would-be bomber prematurely detonated the explosives, killing himself.
The Commissioner of Police, Damian Chukwu, who confirmed the incident in a assertion launched in Maiduguri, mentioned the incident occurred on Saturday, at about 7:20 p.m. on the Monday Market common space.
He acknowledged that the bomber was heading to the market the place he noticed huge crowd to detonate the IED strapped on his physique.
“The male suicide bomber sighted huge presence of police and different safety deployments at Oando Filling station close to Post Office and hurriedly detonated the explosives, killing himself alone.
“More police personnel have been deployed to most components of the capital and different flash factors within the state.
“This is to ensure security of lives and property, especially in the remaining days of the Ramadan fast and as Eid el-Fitr approaches,” he mentioned.
He also stated that the police Explosive Ordinance Device group had been rapidly deployed to sanitise the world and render it protected.