A dog is being hailed a hero for stopping a suicide bomber from killing guests at a Nigerian wedding.
A teenage terrorist tried to detonate her explosives among guests at the celebration in the village of Belbelo, near the north-eastern city of Maiduguri.
But the dog attacked the terrorist while she made her way to wedding, fighting with her until her explosives detonated – killing the heroic dog.
Witness Buba Ahmed said guests were grateful that the dog sacrificed itself to save their lives.
Police spokesman Victor Isuku said the bomber, believed to be from Boko Haram, had been making her way into the wedding party on Sunday morning when the dog pounced on her.
In a statement reported by Nigerian media, he said: "This forced the suspect to detonate her explosive, while battling to wriggle herself from the claws and jaws of the dog.
"The dog stopped the teenage suicide bomber from detonating her strapped improvised explosive devices on the wedding crowd of people."
The dog is understood to have belonged to one of the wedding party guests, Sky News reported.
(Story Evening Standard/Sky News)