Many people have reportedly been injured in Maiduguri, Borno State following a failed attack by a suicide bomber near a mosque in the Sulimanti ward.
The attacker is said to have only succeeded in killing himself after the bomb he was carrying detonated prematurely today, May 11, 2016, according to Vanguard.
He reportedly arrived with a companion who later escaped without detonating his own bomb.
“The suicide bomber who disguised as a worshipper attempted to enter the nearby Masalacin Kofar Shehu Councillor (mosque) when Muslim faithful were performing their morning prayers, but the IEDs he was carrying exploded few metres to the mosque leaving the suicide bomber dead with few others who were about to enter the mosque injured,” a source said.
“Immediately after the blast, worshippers had to desert the mosque for dear lives, before men of the Civilian JTF and military arrived the scene and cordon off the whole area, as I am speaking to you now, the charred body of the suicide bomber is scattered all over the place,” a resident Mallam Ali Aji also said.