Vigilant worshippers today successfully foiled what would have otherwise been a devastating suicide bomb attack on a mosque in Gashua village in Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe state
A female Boko Haram suicide bomber had infiltrated the mosque, while members were about to commence a prayer session but was detected when struggling to detonate a suicide vest strapped to her body. She was quickly restrained by the locals, arrested and handed over to troops at Azare.
Members of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Component of Operation Lafiya Dole at the location safely defused the suicide vest,
Meanwhile the suicide bomber is currently receiving medical attention due to injuries sustained during her arrest.