Nigeria: Self-defense fighter dies thwarting suicide attack

2017-01-31 18:11


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Maiduguri - Police say a member of a civilian self-defense force has died while intercepting a suicide bomber at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria.

Police spokesperson Victor Isukwu says the attack occurred early on Tuesday near the University of Maiduguri, where five people died in a bombing earlier this month.

Isukwu says many others could have been killed if the self-defense member, a recent graduate of the university, had not intervened.

Maiduguri is the birthplace of the Boko Haram insurgency.

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