Luck ran out of a suspected Boko Haram suicide bomber as he was shot dead by soldiers in Maiduguri, Sunday morning.
He was said to have been spotted trying to enter into the same IDP camp that came under attack by a suicide bomber who killed herself and scores on Saturday morning, when he was shot dead by vigilant soldiers.
One of the two bombs around his body was said to have gone off when he was shot.
On Saturday morning the same camp was attacked and five people including the suicide bomber, were killed.
A member of the civilian JTF, Alhaji Dan-Batta said that “the male suicide bomber was seen loitering around the back perimeter fence of Bakassi camp at about 9 a.m on Sunday morning.
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”
No other person was reported killed or injured from the explosion.
Meanwhile, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) confirmed that nine people died and 24 injured in the Saturday morning blasts.
There were two blasts. The first occurred at 7 am at a coffee drinking spot near the Bakassi IDP camp, along the popular Maiduguri-Biu road, while the second occurred at about 7.35 am, near the NNPC fuel depot along Damboa Road, killing a woman and a tricycle rider.
It is not immediately clear if the bomber was the woman, or the tricycle driver. The twin blasts occurred about 1km apart and number of casualties were put at nine.
Alhaji Dan-Batta said Sunday’s attack could have been far worse, as he said: “We have another sad day today, but we thank God the worst did not happen; because the suicide bombers actually wanted to enter Bakassi camp, and that could have been really bad.”