Heroic! SS1 Student Dies While Preventing Suicide Bombing in Borno Mosque
A seventeen years old student in Kaleri area of Borno State has died on Friday while preventing a female suicide bomber from detonating the bomb strapped on her at a Jumat service in the town.
The SS1 student, named Yakubu Fanami noticed the suicide bomber making her way to the mosque and prevented her from doing so while the Jumat prayer was ongoing but the young suicide bomber detonated the device, which killed her and Yakubu instantly.
The rest of the congregation at the Jumat service were however not wounded by the explosion which was condemned by the State government.
In a tweet on Sunday, the Borno State Coordinator of the Buhari Media Center, Muhammed Bulama Bukar described the action of Yakubu as heroic and prayed for the repose of his soul.
“He was a teenager bubbling with life and hope for a better tomorrow. He was an SS1 student in Kaleri in Borno State. On Friday, he sacrificed his life to save hundreds of others who would by now have become history, no thanks to a female suicide bomber who had wanted to blow them up while at Jumaat.
“He saw the danger and did everything he could to prevent the bomber from gaining access to the mosque. She detonated and blew herself up with him. But other worshippers were saved.
“Yakubu Fanami, you are a hero. You saw evil and stood against it. But for this, I and many others might never have heard of you! Your life was cut short but it was meaningful. If only for the sake of silent martyrs, heroes like you, Nigeria will be great. This siege will be broken!,” he declared.
The Kaleri community, like many others in Borno State has witnessed many attacks from the Boko Haram terrorists that have ransacked the town, burnt houses and killed many in the past.