Maiduguri - Suicide bomber hit an early morning prayer ground in Umurari village on the outskirts of Maiduguri, Borno state killing more than 25 and injuring at least 17.
A loud explosion rocked the
local Mosques shortly after prayers began in an area known to be Boko
Haram stronghold some five kilometers from the state capital according
to an emergency services worker.
An official of the Civilian-JTF,
Alhaji Danbatta, who coordinated the evacuation of victims said 26 other
persons were injured in the blast.
The blast is the first to be
recorded in Borno state since the last that killed about 50 persons at
an IDP camp in Dikwa, a town 85km away from Maiduguri.
attack occurred this morning in Umarari village, just after Mulai
Leprosy Hospital, outside Maiduguri, along the Biu-Maiduguri highway,”
said Mr. Danbatta.
“It was a suicide attack: the bomber sneaked
in while the worshippers were observing the morning congregational
prayer. We evacuated 14 corpses and 21 injured ones were taken to the
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