Explosion kills 10 worshippers in Maiduguri mosque

Explosion kills 10 worshippers in Maiduguri mosque

Explosion kills 10 worshippers in Maiduguri mosque

Speaking on the incident, the head of Borno State Emergency Management Agency, Ahmed Satomi, stated that the explosion occurred about 5:30am in the London Ciki area of Maiduguri. The mosque was being guarded by civilian JTF (joint task force militia) during prayers.

Mr. Danbatta added two other female suicide bombers were gunned down at Mamanti street of Maiduguri at about the same time the mosque was attacked.

They, however, came across Boko Haram insurgents and one of them was strapped with an IED vest and allowed to go.

The youth who were angered by the recent increase in bomb blasts in the area were said to have attacked the officials.

Grema said that he lost some his friends in the attack.

The source said that eight persons, including the bombers were killed in the attack.

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It was gathered that the attackers cross the trenches in an attempt to enter the town at about 10:15 pm on Sunday.

The police Public Relations Officer, ASP Victor Isuzu, did not respond to phone calls and text messages.

A check shows that the frequency of suicide bombing in Maiduguri, especially at the University of Maiduguri and environs since decimation of Boko Haram is becoming worrisome.

However, the Sun newspaper is reporting that the attack was carried out by one female bomber.

The bomb later exploded killing Gambo Bukar, while his friend, Umar Bukar sustained injuries and was hospitalized.

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