A brave dog has become a hero after it prevented a would-be suicide bomber from detonating her explosives at a wedding party in Borno.
Guardian reports that the heroic dog belonged to a resident of the neighbourhood where the wedding party took place and had pounced on the female suicide bomber as she sneaked into the wedding reception.
In the process of the attack, the girl whose original mission appeared to have been thwarted, detonated her explosive while battling to wriggle herself from the grip of the fierce dog, leading to the death of the canine and the suicide bomber.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Victor Isuku, confirmed that the incident happened around 7:30 am in Belbelo community of Jere Local Government Area of the state.
“Information just received indicate that around 07. 33 hours (7.33am) on Saturday, a female suicide bomber with IED strapped to her body, attempted to infiltrate a wedding ceremony in Belbelo community of Jere LGA.
She was, however, prevented by a watchdog, so she had to detonate the IED to kill herself and the dog,” DSP Isuku said.
The police spokesman added that normalcy has since been restored in the area and no further casualty was recorded apart from the dog.
The incident came a few hours after three suicide bombers blew themselves up at two different locations not far from the spot where the wedding took place.