A suicide bomber, who is a member of the Boko Haram sect has on Tuesday, December 1, been arrested along Damboa road by members of the Civilian JTF while attempting to detonate an improvised Explosive Device (IED) at a crowded fuel station, where hundreds of people were waiting to buy fuel.
“Today, we are very lucky because there are over 500 people with hundreds of cars waiting for fuel when the sect member approach the crowd with 5 litres gallon, pretending to have come to buy fuel.”
It was learnt that while the suicide bomber was trying to go in, one of the boys controlling the crowd tried to prevent him from entering with the gallon, he got angry and remove a knife, attempting to stab the boy, “In the process, a member of the Civilian JTF noticed that, bomb was tied round him and he quickly grabbed him before he made any attempt to detonate it”.
Confusion and fear erupted on the faces of people waiting on the queue, as the manager of the station who declined comment also asked the pump attendants to stop selling even as some people were following and begging him to sell the product to them.
Narrating the incident, one Mallam Sani, said: ” I did not know what happen. I only saw people running and the Civilian JTF grabbed somebody. They carried him inside Keke Napep and head to town, later I heard that, he was Boko Haram with bomb trying to kill people. Actually, I don’t know why fuel should be scarce in the first place when we have a competent president, who is also the petroleum minister. If this Boko Haram had succeeded, hundreds of people would have gone with him.”