Monday, 17 July 2017

8 killed’ as female suicide bomber attacks Maiduguri mosque, angry Youths attack SEMA rescue team

About 8 people have been killed, after a female suicide bomber attacked worshippers at a mosque in London Ciki, Maiduguri early Monday morning.

The head of the Borno state emergency management agency, Ahmed Satomi, said the blast happened at about 5:30 am.

“She killed eight people and injured 15 others. The mosque was being guarded by civilian JTF (joint task force militia) during prayers,” he told AFP.

 “Unknown to them, the girl was being pursued from another part of town by residents who were suspicious of her movement at the time.
“When she approached the mosque, they demanded that she stop to be searched but she suddenly bolted into the mosque and set off her bombs.”

Officials of the Borno State Emergency Management Agency rescuing victims at the scene of the suicide bomb attack were attacked by a mob.

The youth who were angered by the recent increase in bomb blasts in the area were said to have attacked the officials.

Some of them were heard chanting, “leave, we do not need your assistance.”

The youths, armed with club and sticks, smashed one of SEMA vehicles and prevented the team from carrying out its mission.

It took the intervention of members of the Civilian Joint Task Force to rescue the SEMA officials.

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