10 killed in Nigeria mosque attack

10 killed in Nigeria mosque attack

In Nigeria, at least 8 people were killed and 15 others injured today when a female suicide bomber detonated her explosives at a mosque in northeast Maiduguri.

The blast was confirmed by the head of the Borno state emergency agency, Ahmed Satomi, who stated that the explosion occurred at the London Ciki Area of the town.

It was also reported that there were other attacks within the environment.

At least 62 people have been killed in attacks on Maiduguri and its environs since early June.

Meanwhile, a mob on Monday attacked officials of the Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), who were on rescue mission at the scene of a suicide bomb attack in Maiduguri.

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A spokesman for a civilian self-defense force in Maiduguri city says the bomber was being chased by local security workers on Monday morning and ran into the middle of worshippers and exploded. He added that an Explosive Ordinance Detective (EOD) team was deployed in the area and normalcy had been restored.

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

A witness, Grema Bana, said that the incident occurred at about 4:45 PM, at one of the pastoralist hamlets in the area.

Boko Haram has increasingly used women and young girls as human bombs as they have been forced out of captured territory due to a sustained military counter-insurgency.

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