The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; Customs and Border Protection; local law enforcement and private security companies employ bomb-sniffing dogs that are properly trained and conditioned for the job. These dogs are required to learn to recognize the active ingredients that could be found in a bomb.
We’re not sure what if any training this dog received, but a guard dog at a Nigerian wedding found something suspicious about one of the female guests. Wedding guest Buba Abhmed of Belbelo village, near the northeastern city of Maiduguri, told Daily Mail that the teenage woman situated herself on the outskirts of the crowd where many villagers were attending the wedding ceremony. The dog instinctually pounced on the woman that Sunday morning and wrestled with her until her explosives detonated, killing the bomber and the dog.
The dog instinctually pounced on the woman that Sunday morning and wrestled with her until her explosives detonated, killing the bomber and the dog. “A multinational force has driven Boko Haram Islamic extremists out of most towns and villages in northeastern Nigeria, but the extremists have resorted to attacking soft targets with suicide bombers,” the Daily Mail writes. “Meanwhile, Nigerian police confirmed that three suicide bombers blew themselves up attempting to get into Maiduguri on Sunday morning.”
Dozens of people have been killed in these types of attacks but many have been thwarted by soldiers, local militias, civilians, and brave dogs like this one.