Vigilant soldiers shot dead a suicide bomber on Tuesday afternoon as he attempted to enter a military barracks in Maiduguri, Borno State.
Witnesses said the incident happened as some Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) were busy burying five of their colleagues slay by suspected Boko Haram insurgents around a suburb community known as Nguro in Konduga Local Government Area.
A leader of the Civilian-JTF, Danbatta Bello, said that the lone suicide bomber had intended to make his way into the barracks before some soldiers spotted him and gunned him down.
“It happened at about 2.40 p.m. today (Tuesday) when the suicide bomber was spotted towards the perimeter fencing of Giwa Barracks and he was immediately gunned down by soldiers,” said Mr. Bello.
“I had gone to the scene with my boys to evacuate the body of dead bomber and went to deposit same at the hospital, ” he said.