Eight killed in Maiduguri mosque suicide attack

A female suicide bomber has killed eight people in Maiduguri, Borno State after she detonated her explosives at a mosque on Monday.

The blast is said to have occured around 5:30am in the London Ciki area of Maiduguri.

Ahmed Satomi, Head of Borno State Emergency Management Agency said the female bomber killed eight people and injured 15 others, as the mosque was being guarded by Civilian JTF during the prayer session.

PUNCH quoted AFP as saying that unknown to the civilian JTF, the girl was being pursued from another part of town by residents who were suspicious of her movement at the time.

“When she approached the mosque, they demanded that she stop to be searched but she suddenly bolted into the mosque and set off her bombs,” Satomi said.

Three other female suicide bombers were located in Maiduguri at about the same time, said Satomi.

Two were killed in the Mammanti area as they tried to cross the ditch around the city perimeter while another set off her explosives in the suburb of Simari, he added.

It is the second time in a week that four female suicide bombers have sought to cause carnage in Maiduguri.

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.

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