Youth intercept 2 suicide bombers in Biu

Two would-be suicide bombers were on Sunday arrested in Biu town of Borno State, as they closed in on their target for attacks, security sources and witnesses said. 

One of the suicide bombers was killed after he was intercepted as he was about to enter a crowded mosque where worshippers were observing their 2p.m. prayer. 

“…Some of our youth(s) on guard suspected the would-be bomber carrying the decoder in his hand; and when they tried to frisk him, it was discovered the decoder was unusually heavy and the carrier began to fidget. As he was trying to escape the youths hacked him down and summarily killed him there and then,” one witness in Biu said.

The witness said the second suicide bomber was nabbed at a motor park where a female suicide bomber had detonated herself and killed over 20 others in February.

Witnesses said the male suicide bomber was almost boarding a bus filled with passengers when he was discovered and arrested. 

According to those who saw the two suicide bombers, the duo had concealed their bombs in decoder devices of Satellite TV and made to appear as if they were newly bought. 

“The second bomber was caught at the Biu motor park,” the source added. “In fact, he was about to enter a bus that was already having passengers, when it was also discovered that he too had a decoder device in his hand and had a bomb concealed in it. Immediately he was beaten up but not killed; as he was later taken to the military barracks and handed over to the soldiers there”. 

Security sources who do not want to be named in this report confirmed the incident to PREMIUM TIMES. 




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  • Niger Deltan Voice

    Shouldn’t PremiumTimes be Be ashamed of itself for feeding the public with this kind of watery report? ….Is this your so called ‘investigative’ journalism? …Or isn’t it supposed to be called ‘overly partisan journalism’? Nonsense!

    How come the suicide bombers always succeeded in detonating their bombs 100% of the time in the last 6 yrs and there were never any “vigilant” locals to stop them from carrying out the attacks? How come? …Why is it that only after an Islamist has been fraudulently elected do you now have vigilant locals so vigilant as to remotely detect people with hidden suicide vests? ….and the ‘would be’ suicide bombers REFUSED to detonate their bombs as they sensed they have been spotted. …Please go tell it to the mountains.

    It is purely nonsense. The so called suicide bombers, the so called locals and the so called ‘investigative journalists’ are all in the plot together. Pure & Simple. …Do you think all Nigerians did not complete Secondary school education and have no certificates? …and very soon they will tell us that the cluesless has stopped terrorism. Nonsense!

  • Niger Deltan Voice

    Buhari assures Kenyan Government of Nigeria’s support.

    But Buhari never supported Nigerian Government in fighting Islamist who have killed 25 times more than al-shabaab. Is this intelligence or mumuism or both? ………………………..Strange things never cease to happen in continent Nigeria.

    • Naira

      Mumu what are you still waiting? I thought by now you already in the creeks.

      • Bishop

        Pls don’t join issues with such a person. Reality is about to dawn on many of them. Time to enjoy Nigeria is here. #Change

        • Naira

          Yes oh.

  • Otile

    How come nobody intercepts any bombs destined to churches and Christian areas?

    • Naira

      This mumu you still dey? How market? When is your pseudo god packing out to Utuoke.