A suicide bomber was shot dead during an attempt to bomb the Headquarters of 7th Division of the Nigeria Army today, a military source revealed.
According to the military source, the suspected Boko Haram suicide bomber stormed the gate of Maimalari barracks, the Headquarters of 7th Division of the Nigerian Army along Baga Road in Maiduguri today. However, soldiers managed to shoot him before he detonated the bomb.
''Our gallant soldiers [stationed] at the gate shot the suicide bomber in the legs and he blew himself up. None of our soldiers were affected by explosion,'' a military source told SaharaReporters.
The Maimalari barracks is the Headquarters and Control Center of military in northeast region. In the recent times Boko haram insurgents have continued the onslaught of suicide bombings in northeast.