Four policemen, suicide bomber die in fresh Maiduguri blast

Four policemen, suicide bomber die in fresh Maiduguri blast

A suicide bomber killed himself and four policemen on Friday when he detonated a bomb at the gate of the Borno State Police Command in Maiduguri, the state capital.
The suicide bomber was said to have struck at noon, driving his car up to the gate and ramming into it.
Earlier in the day, a man who was trying to plant a bomb at Gidan Dambe area was blown to pieces around 6am by the device.
A separate blast at the gate of Ramat Polytechnic did not cause any damage.
On August 15, 2011, a suicide bomber’s attack to ram into the command headquarters failed as he was shot dead by vigilant policemen on guard.
He was said to have attempted to ram his Honda car into the compound but was cut short by a hail of bullets.
The car veered off the road and slammed into a mango tree.
The thwarting of the August 2011 attack saved the lives of over 1,500 youths who were at the command to register for recruitment into the Nigeria Police Force.
Friday’s bomb attack followed Tuesday’s killing of a retired Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Abubakar Saleh Ningi, by two gunmen riding on a motorcyle.
Ningi’s driver and police orderly were also killed in the attack.
However, one of the gunmen was reportedly arrested on Thursday when he went to a private clinic to treat gunshot wounds.
The police were alerted and he was arrested.
Upon interrogation, the suspected gunmen led the police to his colleague and both of them were arrested.