At least 8 killed in blast at mosque in northeastern Nigeria

Sandy Mccarthy
July 17, 2017

Details are still sketchy but according to Daily Trust, the bombers detonated their explosives inside the mosque while people were observing their morning prayers.

Boko Haram, a Nigerian militant group, has continued to attack soft targets in the country's northeast region despite claims by the military to have defeated the insurgents.

The suicide bomber had attacked the mosque located at LondonCiki, a neighbourhood behind University of Maiduguri in the State. He disclosed those wounded were referred to Special Hospital, Maiduguri for medical attention.

The source added that security teams had been drafted to the affected areas to ascertain the situation.

A 12 year-old Fulani cattle breeder was killed in a bomb blast at Muna Delti area of Jere Local Government Council of Borno State on Saturday.

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It took the intervention of members of the Civilian Joint Task Force to rescue the SEMA officials. One of them died and the other sustained injuries.

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

Boko Haram, which is suspected to be responsible for Monday's attacks, had been blamed for the deaths of more than 20,000 people and displacment of 2.3 million others in Nigeria since their insurgency started in 2009.

Last Monday, at least 19 people were killed and 23 others injured when four women set off their bombs in the Molai Kolemari area of the city.

Other reports by BadHub

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