Information coming in says that the suicide bomber who made an attempt to kill Deputy Governor of Borno State and the Shehu of Borno on Friday, was a small boy of about Fifteen years of age.
Deputy Governor of Borno Zanna Umar Mustapha, made this info public saying “The suicide bomber was about 15 years old … Fortunately we both escaped unhurt”.
He then continued by saying “Actually, the bomb did not explode in the mosque. It was detonated outside the mosques after we had finish the Friday prayers and we came out. As we were about parting with the royal father, suddenly the bomb was detonated and there was confusion everywhere… we all thought that we were getting out of this crisis situation in Borno State, but with what happened today, everything seems as if we are getting nowhere in our efforts at ensuring peace in the state.”
He also said the state government would tighten up its security and intelligence gathering so as to prevent further attacks.