A suicide bomber has killed five people at a mosque in the north-eastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, security officials say.
The attack, reportedly by a teenage boy, narrowly missed one of Nigeria's most revered Muslim traditional leaders, the Shehu of Borno.
The blast happened at a mosque near his palace in the centre of the city as Friday prayers finished.
Maiduguri is the stronghold of the militant Islamist group Boko Haram.
BBC Nigeria analyst Jimeh Saleh says the group has not targeted a mosque before, but it is known to have assassinated Muslim leaders.
"A lone suicide bomber blew himself up while targeting some dignitaries coming back from the Friday prayer," Bala Hassan, Borno state's police commissioner, told the AFP news agency.
Deputy state governor Zanna Umar Mustapha said he was standing next to Shehu Umar Garbai el-Kanemi when the bomb went off.
"It was God that saved me and the Shehu, otherwise we would have been dead by now," he told AFP, adding that the religious leader's clothes were splattered with blood.
Just over a year ago, Boko Haram claimed responsibility for assassinating the Shehu's younger brother in Maiduguri.
At the time a sect spokesman said traditional institutions would come in for attack for colluding with the authorities.
The group adheres to a strain of Islam that outlaws any kind of activity linked to Western culture.