A lone male suicide bomber was killed after being shot by security operatives while trying to detonate his bomb at Post office area in Maiduguri, capital of Borno State, on Saturday night. The suicide bomber who was shot dead – failed to kill anyone in the process.
According to a statement by the spokesman of the Borno State Police Command, DSP Edet Okon, the lone suicide bomber detonated his bomb at about 7:15pm when he saw the massive police deployment at Oando petrol station in Post Office area of Maiduguri.
He was said to be heading towards Monday Market.
Edet said men of the Explosive Ordinance Deparment have been deployed to sanitize the scene and render the area safe.
He added: “The Commissioner of Police Borno State, CP Damian Chukwu hereby urges residents of the state to go about their lawful activities without fear. He also assures members of the public of the readiness of the command to ensure a hitch free Ramadan celebration.”