A suicide bomber while approaching the Monday Market, on sighting the enormous Police deployment at Oando petrol station in Post Office area of Maiduguri metropolis, hurriedly detonated the improvised explosive device strapped to his body killing himself.


The incident occurred on Saturday.

Borno State Police Command immediately deployed men of the EOD to sanitize the scene.

Meanwhile the area has been rendered safe.

Commissioner of Police in Borno, CP Damian Chukwu, in his reaction, urged residents of the state to go about their lawful activities without fear.

He also assured them of the readiness of the command to ensure a hitch free Ramadan celebration.