A suicide bomber met his waterloo on Thursday night when he was trying to sneak into a parked truck that will eventually convey him to his desired target.
Elombah.com gathered that the bomber detonated his explosives in the midst of 13 trucks parked along Maiduguri/Mafa.
The ensuing explosion and conflagration along the road led to mass destruction of vehicles and other properties.
The Borno State Police Command Spokesman, Mr. Victor Isuku confirmed the explosion in a statement in Maiduguri on Friday.
According to Mr. Isuku, the bomber struck at about 2318 hours on Thursday.
“On Thursday a suicide bomber sneaked into the midst of 13 pick-up trucks loaded with goods along Maiduguri/Mafa road, said to be awaiting departure to Gamboru Ngala in the early hours of Friday.
“He detonated an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) strapped on his body,” Isuku said.
He, however, said that only the bomber was killed during the incident as the vehicles were parked empty.
“The resulting explosion razed down the parked vehicles beyond recognition.
“A police patrol team was promptly deployed to the scene to restore safety and normalcy,” the police spokesman said.
Suicide bombing has been on the increase since Sambisa forest, the last fortress of Boko Haram fell to the military.
The military claimed that many strategies were on to curtail the menace, though.
On Jan. 31, a suicide bomber and a local vigilante were killed during an attempt on a Maiduguri mosque a security official has confirmed.
Borno Police spokesman, Victor Isuzu, said a male suicide bomber carried out the attack at the Dalori area of the state capital.
“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.
20 people were killed at an attack in Buraburin area of Maiduguri In Dec, 28, 2016 while another four were killed two weeks ago at a Mosque in University of Maiduguri staff quarters.
Isuzu said the area of the Monday attack had been secured and normal activities has resumed.