Police in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital have arrested one Zara Idris, a female suicide bomber, who was sighted behind Bakassi IDP camp in Maiduguri Metropolis.
According to a statement from the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Edet Okon, on sighting the bomber, conventional policemen alongside their EOD counterparts swung into action and cordoned off the area to prevent her from sneaking into the city.
“As a result, the suspect, Zara Idriss was rendered safe, arrested and is now held in custody.
“The commissioner of police, Borno State, therefore advise members of the public to go about their normal activities without fear and to promptly report any suspicious movement around them to the police or other security agencies.
“He also assures the general public of the readiness of the police to combat crime and render Borno state safe for all, ” the statement said.