By Abdulsalam Muhammad
KANO—A fake female suicide bomber was taken into custody by the police in Kano yesterday, following a bomb scare.
An eyewitness told Vanguard that the incident occurred around 12.30p.m. when the police guard on duty at Kwali Police Division suspected a strange middle-aged woman in Burqa (veil) heading to the station.
The account had it that “the strange woman refused to stop for scrutiny, when ordered by the police guard at the security post.”
The encounter at the security post drew the attention of armed personnel, who mobilized themselves and surrounded the strange woman for failing to comply with police order.
The account added that the strange woman said: “I am ready to die. But mark you, there are two others at large in the city.”
A security source, who corroborated the eyewitness account, said: “We acted fast and got her sleeping with a substance fired at her.
“To our surprise, the woman had covered herself with used pomade containers and sundry harmless objects.”
The security source told Vanguard that “preliminary investigation revealed that the strange women is mentally deranged, but would be confirmed by expert”
Contacted for confirmation, Kano State Police imagemaker, ASP Magaji Majia, sent an SMS saying, “I am sorry, I am out of the country.”