A dog has died after attacking a female suicide bomber as she tried to detonate explosives at a wedding party in north eastern Nigeria.
Nigeria, AFRICA – The incident occurred in Maiduguri, capital of the unruly Borno state, where suicide bombings at the hands of Boko Haram are common.
“A female suicide bomber with IED strapped to her body attempted to infiltrate a wedding ceremony gathering in Belbelo community of Jere”, the spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force in Borno State, Victor Isuku, was quoted by the Premium Times as saying.
“She was however prevented by a watch dog, so she had to detonate the IED to kill herself and the dog. The dog was owned by a resident in the locality,” he continued.
Isuku added no other casualties were reported.
It is not clear whether the dog had been trained to detect bombs.
The incident occurred shortly after three suicide bombers blew themselves up as they tried to enter Maiduguri early April.