Student dies stopping suicide bomber at mosque

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Yakubu Muhammad Fannami, a student of an Islamic school, Darussalam Science and Islamic Academy in Borno State is being hailed as a hero after he wrestled with a female suicide bomber at the entrance of a mosque at Kaleri on Wednesday, and died in bomb explosion.

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Announcing Fannami’s death on its Facebook page on Thursday, the school management wrote: “The management and the entire academic and non-academic staffs of DARUSSALAM SCIENCE AND ISLAMIC ACADEMY, wishes to announce the death of its student Yakubu Muhammad Fannami, who courageously sacrificed his life to protect the lives of over hundred Muslim ummah in a mosque at kaleri.

“The deceased made his encounter with a female suicide bomber who tried to force herself into the mosque and detonate the explosive device at the early hours of today Wednesday, 25th January 2017. May aljannatul firdaus be his final abode. Ameen. Announcer: Management.”

His bereaved colleagues have also taken to Facebook to wish him eternal rest.

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