A dog in Nigeria is being hailed as a hero after tackling a would-be suicide bomber and tussling with her until her explosives detonated, saving a nearby wedding party and dying in the process. The suicide bomber was believed to be a member of the group Boko Haram. The incident, and the dog's most valiant death, was confirmed by local police.
Buba Ahmed of Belbelo village, near the northeastern city of Maiduguri, says guests are grateful that the dog sacrificed itself to save their lives.
He says the teenage bomber was on the outskirts of a gathering where most villagers were attending a wedding ceremony when the dog pounced on her Sunday morning.
Police spokesman Victor Isuku on Wednesday confirmed to The Associated Press that the dog had intervened to save the wedding party.
I think I speak for everyone when I say this: good boy. RIP.