Soldiers on Sunday shot dead a suspected male suicide bomber trying to attack an IDP camp which nearly came under attack in Maiduguri, Borno State capital on Saturday, Premium Times reports.
One of bombs strapped to the suicide bomber immediately went off after he was shot by vigilant soldiers.
A leader of the civilian JTF, Alhaji Dan-Batta said the bomber was lurking around the camp fence when he was spotted.
He said,“The male suicide bomber was seen loitering around the back perimeter fence of Bakassi camp at about 9 a.m. He was shot down before he could advance closer to the camp. One of the bombs he was carrying exploded, but another is still strapped on his body did not explode. The anti-bomb squad operatives are trying to defuse that one”.
There has however not been reports of any other injured or dead person from the botched attack.
Recall that two bombs went off in Maiduguri on Saturday, including one in front of the same IDP camp.