At least 8 killed in blast at mosque in northeastern Nigeria

17 Juillet, 2017, 17:30 | Author: Marie-Claire Cellier
  • At least 8 killed in blast at mosque in northeastern Nigeria

A 12-year-old Fulani cattle breeder, Gambo Bukar, died in last Saturday's bomb explosion at Muna Delti, Jere Local Government of Borno State.

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

"The wounded boy was referred to the Specialist Hospital, Maiduguri for medical attention, " he said.

Security agencies are yet to comment on the latest attacks in the region.

The youth angry chanted various slogans against the relief officials, saying: "SEMA and other agencies you are providing services to people and yet you kill us". The mosque was being guarded by civilian JTF (joint task force militia) during prayers.

"She rushed to the mosque and detonated the second bomb", Mr Bello said.

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There is at least one other bombing in another part of the city.

"They were two girls that wanted to attack the mosque but one of them got stuck in the barbed wire in the ditch dug near the area".

The town has been under serial attacks by suicide bombers in recent weeks.

Maiduguri, the largest city in Nigeria's northeast, has recently come under series of attacks, including the University of Maiduguri where over a dozen people have been killed, including a professor.

The youths were said to have been angered over the spate of suicide attacks coordinated by Boko Haram insurgents.

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