12 killed in fresh suicide attack in Maiduguri

Ten people were on Monday killed at a mosque in Maiduguri when a female suicide bomber attacked worshipers at a mosque, according to witnesses and security officials.

The suicide bomber was being chased by security operatives when she detonated the bombs strapped to her chest.

About 13 other worshippers were also left with threatening injuries as a result of the dastard attack.

The spokesman for the Civilian-JTF, Danbatta Belo, confirmed the incident.

According to him, the attack took place at Zannari street along Maiduguri-Dikwa road.

“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 second one escaped and began to run. Our operatives there began to chase her.”

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

Bello also revealed that two other female suicide bombers were gunned down at Mamanti street of Maiduguri at about the same time the mosque was attacked.

“We now have a total of 12 persons that were killed and about 13 injured,” said Mr. Danbatta.

Maiduguri has been under serial attacks by suicide bombers in recent weeks and residents have called on relevant security agencies to step up security in the town.