23 July 2018

Nigeria: Suicide Bomber Attacks Borno Mosque, Kills Seven

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A male suicide bomber has killed seven worshipers during morning prayer in a Mosque on Monday in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno.

Ali Kolo, the head of vigilance group in the area, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Mr Kolo said seven other persons including a child sustained injuries when the bomber detonated the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) strapped to his body during the congregational prayer.

He explained that the suicide bomber sneaked into the affected mosque at Mainari area of Konduga and carried out the attack.

"It is not clear how the suicide bomber infiltrated the town and attacked the mosque.

"The building collapsed during the explosion, and the victims were evacuated from the rubble," he said.

Bello Dambatta, the Head of Rescue Team, Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), confirmed the attack.

Mr Dambatta said the injured persons had been taken to the Specialist Hospital, Maiduguri, for treatment. (NAN)

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