Suicide Bomber Takes His Life In Failed Suicide Attempt In Borno market


The Borno Police Command on Sunday said tragedy was averted when a suicide bomber heading to the market mistakenly detonated an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) killing himself alone.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr Damian Chukwu, who confirmed the incident in a statement released in Maiduguri, said the incident occurred on Saturday, at about 7:20 p.m. at the Monday Market general area.

He said that the bomber was heading to the market where he saw massive crowd to detonate the IED strapped on his body.

Firefighters try to extinguish a fire after a bomb blast at the parking lot of police headquaters in Abuja on June 16, 2011. The bomb killed two people and damaged several vehicles. Nigerian police suspect the radical Islamic sect Boko to be behind the "suicide" bombing. The Islamist Boko Haram sect on June 15, 2011 threatened "fiercer" attacks and said it would not enter into talks with the government, which it had earlier proposed. AFP PHOTO/ SUNDAY AGHAEZE (Photo credit should read Sunday Aghaeze/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit should read Sunday Aghaeze/AFP/Getty Images)

“The male suicide bomber sighted massive presence of police and other security deployments at Oando Filling station near Post Office and hurriedly detonated the explosives, killing himself alone.

“More police personnel have been deployed to most parts of the capital and other flash points in 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 said.

He added that the police Explosive Ordinance Device team were quickly deployed to sanitise the area and render it safe.


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