Police in Kano State have arrested a fake female suicide bomber, following a bomb scare in the commercial city of Kano.
The incident occurred around 12.30p.m. on Monday, when the police guard on duty at the Kwali Police Division suspected a strange middle-aged woman in Burqa heading to the station, reports Vanguard, citing eyewitnesses.
“The strange woman refused to stop for scrutiny, when ordered by the police guard at the security post,” a source told Vanguard.
The policemen subsequently mobilized themselves and surrounded the strange woman for failing to comply with police order.
“I am ready to die. But mark you, there are two others at large in the city,” the source quoted the woman as saying.
A security source, who also spoke to Vanguard confirmed the incident. “We acted fast and got her sleeping with a substance fired at her,” he said.
“To our surprise, the woman had covered herself with used pomade containers and sundry harmless objects.”
He added that preliminary investigation showed that the strange woman is mentally deranged, but the police will make no conclusions on this until an expert confirms it.
Kano State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Magaji Majia could not confirm the incident, as he said he was out of the country.