According to a post on the school’s Facebook group, the boy had an encounter with a female bomber who tried to force her way into the mosque.
At about 5a.m. on Wednesday, January 25, female bombers attack Maiduguri, Borno and a teenage girl blew herself up after she was prevented from advancing towards a mosque where Muslims where having their morning prayers.
The boy, Yakubu Muhammad Fannami, was one of the members of a civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) who prevented the girl. Fannami lost his life immediately the bomb exploded while three other members of the JTF were rushed to a hospital.
Less than two weeks ago, another bomb exploded at the University of Maiduguri mosque, Borno state.
The bombers were laced with improvised explosive devices and stormed the prayer ground as early as 5 am.
The bombers killed a director of veterinary medicine, Professor Aliyu Mani, and four others while another 15 persons are said to be injured.