Carnage was averted in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, on Saturday night, as a female suicide bomber blew herself up few minutes to the New Year.
The single female suicide bomber had targeted a crowd at a tea joint, in Custom area of Maiduguri, opposite Sanda Kyarimi Primary School.
A police source, however, told reporters that those within the area, who were suspicious of her movement, took to their heels as she was trying to detonate the bomb.
The source said there was no other casualty, as only the suicide bomber killed herself in the blast.
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