Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau in a video released by the Islamist group

An attempt by a suicide bomber to attack and wreak havoc at Rumirgo Market in Askira Uba Local Government Area of Borno State this morning was thwarted by a gallant vigilante group member.

The suspected suicide bomber heading to Rumirgo market was accosted by the ever vigilant and security conscious vigilante. In the process of interrogation, the suspected terrorist blew himself off and died on the spot.

The vigilante member sustained injuries and has been rushed to hospital for medical treatment by troops.

The situation is under control as people go about their normal businesses. The Nigerian Troops have has been placed on maximum alert to forestall further attack.

We want seize this opportunity to call on the public to continue to be more vigilant and security conscious.

Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman

Acting Director Army Public Relations

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