A suicide bomber was on Tuesday blown to smithereens in Ebonyi State when the suicide vest he was wearing exploded on his body.
According to reports, the incident happened in Afikpo town, Afikpo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, around 12 noon.
A source said the bomber was trying to gain entrance into a primary school when security at the gate stopped him.
“He tried entering Amaizu/ Amangballa Primary School but was turned back by the school security since he couldn’t justify his reason for visiting. He immediately started running inside a nearby bush before a big bang was heard,” the source said.
The source explained that residents fled at the sound of the bang, reconvening later to discover the suspected suicide bomber lying dead.
Commissioner for Internal Security, Stanley Okoro, confirmed the incident.