Aid workers carry a body bag containing remains of victims of an early morning suicide bombing in Dalori near Maiduguri in Borno on Tuesday (31/1/17). Photo: Martins Asuquo/BJO/NAN

By Concise News correspondents

A suicide bomber and a local vigilante were killed during an attempt on a Maiduguri mosque on Tuesday morning, a security official has confirmed.

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Borno Police spokesman, Victor Isuzu, said a male suicide bomber carried out the attack at the Dalori area of the state capital.

“Today at about 0522hrs, a male suicide bomber detonated Improvised Explosive Device (IED) strapped to his body near a mosque at Dalori Quarters situated along Maiduguri/ Konduga /Bama road.

“The bomber killed himself and a local vigilante- the civilian JTF operative who tried to prevent him from getting close to the mosque where many faithful in the locality were observing their early morning prayers,” he said.