10 killed in Nigeria mosque attack

Suicide bomber kills 10 in Maiduguri mosque

Suicide bomber kills 10 in Maiduguri mosque

The head of the Borno State Emergency Management Agency, Ahmed Satomi, however, while giving account of the incident, said the blast happened at about 5:30 am (0430 GMT) in the London Ciki area of Maiduguri, which has been at the epicentre of Boko Haram violence since 2009.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the attack occurred at Londonciki-Simari area of Maiduguri.

The rampaging youths attacked the SEMA's Emergency Rapid Response team dispatched to evacuate corpses and to render assistance to the victims.

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According to him, an Improvised Explosive Devise (IED) was said to have been strapped to one of the boys by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.

The youths, armed with club and sticks, smashed one of SEMA vehicles and prevented the team from carrying out its mission. "The mosque was being guarded by civilian JTF (joint task force militia) during prayers", he said.

This is the fifth attack by suicide bombers in less than a week in the same city.

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

It was gathered that the attackers crossed the trenches in an attempt to enter the town at about 10:15pm on Sunday.

Soldiers guarding the trenches shot the women as a result of which the explosive strapped to their bodies detonated, blowing them to pieces.

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Maiduguri - A 10-year-old, Gambo Bukar was yesterday killed when a suicide vest deceptively worn on him by Boko Haram terrorists while grazing at Baram and Tamsongamdu villages in Mafa Local govrnment area exploded, leaving his 8-year-old brother, Umar Bukar with serious injuries.

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