10 killed in Nigeria mosque attack

Doug Mendoza
July 17, 2017

Residents of Maiduguri, the Borno state capital have been advised to be tired of new tactics adopted by members of the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram, following regular interception of Boko Haram terrorists suicide bombers by troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE.

He says two other female suicide bombers were shot and killed in Maiduguri around the same time the mosque was attacked.

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.

A competent source at the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), confirmed the incident.

NAN learnt that the residents of the area tried to capture a lady suicide suspect who ran into the mosque and detonated the explosive strapped on her body.

A witness, Grema Bana, said that the incident occurred at about 4:45 PM, at one of the pastoralist hamlets in the area.

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

In one of such attacks on the Mosque on June, Professor Alyiu Mani who served as the university's Director of Veterinary Services, was killed along with five others.

The incident took place when the bomber forced her way to a mosque in Maiduguri city early Monday, Police Commissioner, Damian Chukwu said while confirming the incident.

He said: "The bomb detonated at the entrance of the boys' residence".

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

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