A suicide bomb attack on a leprosy home in Borno was unsuccessful, the police has confirmed.
Borno State Police Command in a statement by its Public Relations Officer, Victor Isuku said the attack on the centre in Maiduguri was foiled by dogs.
The statement read, “Today 4/8/2017 at about 0515hrs, two suicide bombers, male and female, attempted to gain entry into the temporary settlement area for rehabilitated leprosy patients within the premises of Molai general hospital, in the outskirt of Maiduguri township, along Maiduguri /Damboa highway.
“They were prevented by the persistent barking and attacks from dogs in the area.”
He added that “In the process, they hurriedly detonated IEDs strapped to their bodies, killing themselves. No other casualty was recorded.
“Police EOD teams were promptly drafted to scenes, to sanitize and render the area and its surrounding safe. Normalcy has since been restored.”