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Nigeria:Two Female Suicide Bombers Kill 22 in Borno Mosque


Two female suicide bombers early Wednesday morning attacked a Mosque at Umari Village on the outskirts of Miduguri, Borno State capital.

A member of the youth vigilance group told our correspondent that the suicide bomber attacked a mosque in Molai-Umarari village, behind the Molai Hospital, on the outskirts of Maiduguri, the state capital.

According to the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, the incident occurred at about 5am during the Muslim early morning prayers.

He said members of the youth vigilance group subsequently trooped to the area to offer assistance to the injured and get the dead to the mortuary.

“Presently I am at the scene of the attack, we have our men here with soldiers and emergency workers who are working to bring back normalcy and get both the dead and injured to the hospital,” he said.
Molai is about 10 kilometres from Maiduguri on the Maiduguri-Damboa-Biu Road.
The bombers reportedly disguised to gain access among the male worshippers to avoid any suspicion.
Twenty two persons have been reported dead at the spot of the blast according to a source in the area.

One of the female suicide bombers detonated the bomb inside the mosque and other waited outside to detonate hers as people escaped the mosque said by some eye witness.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Victor Isuku confirmed the incident.
” I don’t have details of the casualty but I am driving to the scene now,” Isiaku said.
A rescue official also put the casualty figure at 22 with about 30 injured





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