A suicide bomber was killed at a military checkpoint in Gomber while trying to escape after failing to detonate the mob he was wearing.
According to a statement issued by the Director of Defence Information, Maj-Gen. Chris Olukolade, the botched suicide mission took place in Bajoga.
The statement said: “A suicide bomber who rammed into a military check point in Bajoga, Gombe State yesterday, failed to achieve his mission.
“His attempt to escape also failed as he was brought down by vigilant soldiers when he tried to flee after hitting a military Armoured Personnel Carrier with his IED laden Honda car.
“The explosives which failed to detonate have been evacuated and handed to the police.”
The DHQ also confirmed the arrest of two bomb-making experts in Kano.