The dog reportedly tackled the would-be mass murderer, who then detonated her vest before she reached her target, a wedding party.
Only the dog and the suicide bomber were hurt, and both lost their lives.
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“A female suicide bomber with (an improvised explosive device) strapped to her body attempted to infiltrate a wedding ceremony gathering in (the) Belbelo community of Jere,” said a police spokesperson in Nigeria’s Borno state, according to Nigeria’s Premium Times via The Daily Caller.
“She was however prevented by a watch dog, so she had to detonate the IED to kill herself and the dog. The dog was owned by a resident in the locality,” the spokesperson continued.
Although no one was officially blamed for the attack, the International Business Times seemed to believe that the attack was planned by Boko Haram, a terrorist group with ties to the Islamic State group.
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“Boko Haram is renowned for kidnapping civilians, mainly women and children, and forcing them to carry out suicide bombing missions,” IBT reported. They also pointed out that in Maiduguri, capital of the state of Borno, suicide bombings by Boko Haram are commonplace.
It cost the life of one dedicated dog, but score one for the good guys.
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