Police in northeast Nigeria say they have shot and killed a man who attempted to drive a car loaded with explosives into a police headquarters hosting a recruitment drive.
Borno state police commissioner Simieone Midenda said that guards killed the 25-year-old man today who was driving the sedan loaded with seven gas cylinders and cans of gasoline and gunpowder.
The failed attack comes during a drive to recruit 1,500 new officers for the region.
Police blamed Boko Haram, a group whose name means "Western education is sacrilege" in the local Hausa language. The group is blamed for a bombing at the national police headquarters in Abuja that killed at least two people in June.