Kano - The death toll from a weekend attack by Boko Haram has risen to 60, local media
reported on Tuesday.
The attack on Muslim worshippers at a mosque in Konduga
village, near Borno's state capital Maiduguri, only became known late Monday.
Authorities initially reported 44 deaths and scores injured.
Military authorities in the north-western state of Sokoto
said they apprehended 20 Boko Harem members, including one of its kingpins,
The suspects are being interrogated to establish if they
were involved in the Borno attack, said Sokoto military spokesperson Musa
Security agencies are on high alert following
intelligence reports that said Boko Haram planned to carry out bombings after
the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month, on August 7.