By Longtong Ibrahim
Kaduna (Nigeria) – Vigilante group in Borno State, Northeast Nigeria, have over the weekend succeeded in foiling an attempt by a suicide bomber to attack Rumirgo Market in Askira Uba Local Government Area of the State.
A statement by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations Officer, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman states that, the suspected suicide bomber was confronted by the vigilante while on his way to the market. He added that, “In the process of interrogation, the suspected terrorist blew himself off and died on the spot.”
He said some of the vigilante members sustained injuries and are being treated at the hospital; and further called on residents to be more vigilant as they go about their normal businesses.
“The Nigerian Troops have been placed on maximum alert to forestall further attacks. We want to seize this opportunity to call on the public to continue to be more vigilant and security conscious.”