Dogs are smart and are naturally endowed with the ability to dictate things fast.
But when they are trained it becomes a bonus. How a dog saved the crowd that attended a wedding party in bornu state from a suicide bomber was simply shocking.
The brave dog that was nearby during the ceremony, noticed a female suicide bomber who was about to blow up the whole area and immediately bounced on her. the dog died in the process with the girl, as the bomb exploded on them while saving the rest of the crowd.
Speaking on the incident, a source, Isuku, specifically disclosed the incident happened at about 7.30 a.m. in Belbelo community of Jere Local Government Area in Borno State.
He said: “Information just received indicate that today at about 0733hours (7.33am), a female suicide bomber with IED strapped to her body, attempted to infiltrate a wedding ceremony gathering in Belbelo community of Jere LGA.
“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 resident in the locality. ”
Although the police did not state if the dog was trained in bomb detection, it is not common in Nigeria for dogs owned by civilians to be so trained.
Isuku noted that normalcy has since been restored in the area and “no further casualty was recorded apart from the dog.”
The incident occurred few hours after three suicide bombers blew themselves up at two different locations not far away from the spot where the wedding took place.