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6 killed in Damboa mosque attack

08 July 2016, 13:06Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja - Six worshippers have been killed following a suicide bomb blast in a mosque in Damboa, Borno State.

Colonel Sani Usman, Army spokesperson, said the bomber, who also died on the spot, gained entry into the mosque and detonated the bomb killing himself and the worshippers and injuring one other person.

The wounded has been evacuated to a hospital while efforts are on to clear the rubbles, he said.

Earlier, the first suicide bomber targeted Damboa Central Mosque but due to stringent security measures, he could not gain entry.

“Obviously frustrated, he exploded and died near the Central mosque,” said Usman.

In a related development, suspected elements of Boko Haram terrorists in a survival bid attacked Gaskeri village ahead of Dalori Thursday evening, where they killed three civilian vigilantes and looted foodstuffs.

Usman said troops have been mobilized and they are on the suspected terrorists’ trail.

- CAJ News


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