Monday, August 17, 2015 10:50 pm
An attempt by a suicide bomber to attack and wreak havoc at Rumirgo Market in Askira Uba Local Government Area of Borno State today was thwarted by a gallant vigilante group member.
Colonel Sani Usman, spokesperson for the Nigerian Army, said the suspected suicide bomber heading to Rumirgo market was accosted by the ever vigilant and security conscious vigilante.
He added that in the process of interrogation, the suspected terrorist blew himself up and died on the spot while the vigilante member who intercepted him sustained injuries and has been rushed to hospital for medical treatment by troops.
Col. Usman added that the situation is under control as people go about their normal businesses while troops have has been placed on maximum alert to forestall further attack. The Army spokesperson appealed to the public to continue to be more vigilant and security conscious.