Five food flasks filled with bombs were on Thursday intercepted by some vigilante operatives, outside a popular Maiduguri mosque. Five suspects believed to be members of Boko Haram loaded the five big food flasks (otherwise known as coolers) and were about to wreck havoc before nemesis caught up with them. It was gathered that adherents of the Tijjaniya Islamic sect were marking the Maulud Nabiyi when the incident occurred. The development occurred during Eid-Maulud celebration, which is the birthday of holy Prophet Muhammad.
The arrested bombers, earlier claimed that the giant food flasks contained hot rice to be delivered to the celebrating Muslims as gifts, but when one operative of the Civillan-JTF, insisted on seeing the content, they were shocked to find coupled bombs in all the flasks. The spokesman of the Borno State branch of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria, Muhammed Abba Gava, who confirmed the development said, “it was an act of God that those bombs were Intercepted on time; we have over 5000 people converging in Abdulfathi’s mosque and who knows what could have become of them had those bombs detonated.”