A suspected suicide bomber who was on the move to detonate his explosive device at the Yankari motor park in Bauchi, Bauchi State, has been apprehended.
A security source, who confirmed the arrest to TheCable, said the suspect was trying to gain entry into the park when the explosives on him were spotted by metal detectors mounted at the entrance.
“The man came very early in the morning, around 6am, and was trying to enter. But he was unable to achieve his aim”, the source said.
“Security at the gate detected the bomb, and they caught him. Most of the parks now have metal detectors since Boko Haram has been targeting crowds of people that can usually be found at parks”, the source added.
Described as a “grown man”, the suspect has since been handed over to the police.