Suicide bomber shot dead while sneaking into IDPs camp

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Vigilant soldiers on Sunday shot dead a suspected Boko Haram suicide bomber in Maiduguri after he was spotted trying to sneak into the Bakassi Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs camp.

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Having opened fire on him, one of the two bombs around his body went off.

A top leader of the Civilian-JTF, Alhaji Dan-Batta, told Premium Times on phone that, “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.img_4287

“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.”

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Meanwhile, no other person was killed or injured from the explosion as the incident was said not to have caused any panic in the Borno state capital.

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