Explosion kills 10 worshippers in Maiduguri mosque

Paola Ditto
Luglio 17, 2017

Nobody claimed responsibility, but the use of female suicide bombers is a tactic used by Boko Haram, which controlled a swathe of land the size of Belgium before being ousted at the start of 2015 by the Nigerian army and troops from neighbouring countries.

"She killed eight people and injured 15 others".

Some of them chanted slogans against relief officials, saying, "leave, we do not need your assistance".

The youth armed with clubs and sticks smashed one of the SEMA's vehicles and prevented the team from carrying out its mission. The mosque was being guarded by civilian JTF (joint task force militia) during prayers.

A source at the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), who confirmed the incident, said only the two boys were affected in the blast.

A witness, Grema Bana, said the incident occurred about 4.45pm, at one of the pastoralist hamlets.

Boko Haram has continued to deploy suicide bombers across the northeast especially in Maiduguri, where it had long perpetrated its most devastating attacks.

Soldiers guarding the trenches shot the women, causing the detonation of explosive strapped in their bodies.

Confirming the bomb blast to journalists was Ahmed Mohammed, Public Relations Officer of the University of Maiduguri.

At least 12 people were killed and over 40 wounded when suicide bombers attacked a town in northern Cameroon on Thursday.

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

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