A lone suicide bomber was on Sunday arrested in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital while on a mission to blow off a police station.
According to witnesses, the bomber, who drove into the town in a pickup van from its southern border, rammed the vehicle into the protective sand bags at the Police A Division, located in the busy area of the town.
They added that the suicide bomber, who had thought the van would have immediately detonated, was disappointed when the device jammed. He was subsequently arrested minutes later.
He later confessed to having some Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) loaded in the pickup van. This was later confirmed and diffused by the anti-bomb squad of the Damaturu Police command.
The suicide bomber was suspected to be a member of the Islamist sect, Boko Haram, a group that has wreaked serious havoc on the country for years, which had killed thousands in different attacks.
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