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Suicide bomber who tried to kill college students blown apart after bomb exploded early

By Mason White 3:47 PM May 22, 2017
Explosion (illustration)
Explosion (illustration)
By: Alexis Bell

A suicide bomber blew himself up while waiting to attack a group of college students who were supposed to attend a gathering, according to police in Nigeria.

Maiduguri police said that the only person who died was the suicide bomber after his explosive device activated earlier than planned.

The incident unfolded on Saturday, at around 10:00 a.m., outside the University of Maiduguri.

The suicide bomber, who was only identified as a male and belonging to the Boko Haram terrorist group, hid behind the bushes outside the Children Secondary School building.

He was tipped off to a gathering of college students scheduled for 10:30 p.m. A security guard noticed something suspicious, and began approaching the suicide bomber.

Suddenly, the bomb went off due to a malfunction, killing the suicide bomber. No other injuries or damage was reported.

The terrorist was taken to the Borno specialist hospital, where he was declared dead.