Suicide Bomber Kills 1 CJTF, Injures 4 In Borno
Bombing is tilting towards becoming a daily incident in some states in Nigeria's northeast again.
Just a day after an explosion rocked Mubi, the commercial hub of Adamawa state killing one teenager and wounding two others, a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device, killing one Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) and injuring four others.
It happened at a security formation at Baga Road area in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State.
The male suicide bomber was accosted by officials at the security post before he detonated the Improvised Explosive Device (IED).
Confirming the attack on Monday, the Deputy Commissioner of Police Operations in the state, Mr Wakil Maye, said the incident occurred around 1:00 a.m local time.
Maye said the bomber was intercepted by the CJTF, who sighted the bomber from a distance.
“When he couldn’t reach his target, he quickly detonated the explosives, killing himself, one civilian JTF and injuring four others," Maye said.
According to him, the police Explosive Ordinance Device (EOD) team has been deployed to sanitise the scene.
The spokesperson of the CJTF, Bello Danbatta, also confirmed that one of its members was killed by the suicide bomber while defending his country.
Danbatta said the bomber was targeting Muslim faithful performing midnight (Tahajjud) prayers of the last 10 days of Ramadan.
The injured were evacuated to the State Specialist Hospital for medication while the male deceased was handed over to his family for burial.