The Nation reports that a suspected member of Boko Haram has blown himself to death.
The terrorists, on Monday morning was reported to have blown himself off with an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) to avoid being arrested by security operatives.
The Nation gathered the incident occurred at Ibrahim Haske Road in the Keke community of New Millennium City, Chikun local government area of Kaduna State.
Sources from the community confirmed the suicide bomber had been on the watchlist of security agencies, who eventually trailed him to an apartment in the Keke community where he had been taking cover.
According to the sources, a combined team of policemen, personnel of the Department of State Services (DSS) and soldiers surrounded the apartment and engaged the suspect in a gun duel.
Upon sensing that the security operatives were closing in on him, the suspected terrorist blew himself up with an Improvised Explosive Device.
It was also gathered one AK-47 rifle was recovered inside the suspect’s apartment along with two other live explosive devices that were later safely defused by the anti-bomb squad of the Kaduna Police Command.
The mutilated body of the suspect was later evacuated from the scene by security operatives, who later took the bomber’s wife and children away for further investigation.
The community leader of the area, Malam Samaila, who also confirmed the incident, noted that the security operatives barricaded the street to prevent people from approaching the suspect’s house.
Samaila said it was likely that the security personnel had tracked down the suspect to his residence to arrest him alive.
However, realising that escape was impossible, he decided to take his own life inside the house.
Kaduna police spokesperson, DSP Muhammed Jalige, who confirmed the incident, however said he was awaiting details of the incident from the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Millennium City.
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