A major suicide bomb attack on another mosque was prevented on Tuesday morning at Dalori quarters in Maiduguri, Borno state, leaving the bomber and one other person dead.
Dalori quarters is close to the University of Maiduguri, Borno State.
The bomber detonated the explosive at the fence to the mosque because there were security vigilantes at the entrance to the worship centre.
It was gathered that the bomber was a young person said to be between the age of 8 and 10 years.
One person was also killed from the explosion apart from the suicide bomber.
When contacted on the identity of the suicide bomber, the spokesperson of National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, North-East zone, Abdulkadir Ibrahim, said: “The body of the bomber was so mangled and shredded that only health personnel or experts could determine whether it is that of a boy or a girl. Our role is to evacuate the bodies from the scene which we have done.”