A father has narrated how his son wrestled with the Damaturu suicide bomber before the bomb went off.
19-year-old, Hassan Mohammed Damagum, was one of the victims of the recent suicide bomb attack in Damaturu, Yobe state.
The suicide bomber had detonated near a mosque at Buhari Estate on Wednesday morning.
Mohammed’s father, Babayo says his son had just gotten admission into the pre-degree programme of Yobe State University and was in the process of his registration.
“Early this (Wednesday) morning, we heard a heavy sound of a bomb and my son said he would go out and see what was happening. It was not long when I also followed. By the time I came out, I saw him wrestling and struggling with the suicide bomber. Everything just happened like in a speed of light and the bomb went off. “When the bomb exploded, I saw my son in pieces with the suicide bomber. His head was cut off from his body. His leg was on another side and some of his parts were scattered on the street.
“My son is 19 yrs old trying to gain admission into Yobe State University. In fact, he went to the hospital yesterday (Tuesday) to collect his medical certificate. He showed me the certificate telling me that ‘I will go and continue with my registration tomorrow (Thursday); unknown to us he cannot continue with that programme and his entire life on this earth.”