By Oladapo Okeowo
A 12-year-old suicide bomber was caught by villagers while trying to make her way towards the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID).
This was made known to reporters by the Borno State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Victor Isuku, in a statement released to journalists.
According to Isuku, “At about 0800hrs a third female suicide bomber of about 12yrs with IED strapped to her body, was intercepted at Bara Karaya village behind University of Maiduguri, in Muna Garage general area.”
The suicide bomber was sighted by villagers who promptly alerted the military, the statement said.
The girl, according to the police statement is dead as she was shot down while EOD personnel secured the IED vest.
The people of Borno are just coming to terms with a suicide attack that took place earlier in the day on the premises of the University of Maiduguri.
The explosion took four lives, including a professor of Veterinary Medicine, Professor Aliyu Mani.
A seven-year-old boy is alleged to have detonated the bomb that took the four lives.