A suicide bomber known to carry out heinous activities for notorious terror group Boko Haram has attempted to attack a mosque on Tuesday morning at Dalori quarters in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state.
The attempted attack is coming less than a month after another suicide bomber had attacked a mosque inside the University of Maiduguri.
It was learnt that the bomber detonated the explosive at the fence to the mosque because there were security vigilantes at the entrance to the worship centre.
One person was also killed from the explosion apart from the suicide bomber.
Speaking on the incident, Borno State Police spokesman, Victor Isuzu, said a male suicide bomber carried out the attack at the Dalori area of the state capital.
He said: “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.
“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.”
Also speaking when contacted, the spokesperson of National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, North-East zone, Abdulkadir Ibrahim, said:
“The body of the bomber was so mangled and shredded that only health personnel or experts could determine whether it is that of a boy or a girl. Our role is to evacuate the bodies from the scene which we have done.”
Dalori quarters is close to the University of Maiduguri, Borno State.