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UPDATED: 25 killed as suicide bombing rocks Maiduguri mosque

16 March 2016, 10:22

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.

“The bomb 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 hospital”.

Details later...

- News 24


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