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Two Killed in Maiduguri Mosque Suicide Attack


Borno State Police Command has confirmed the death of two person in an early Saturday suicide attack on a mosque in Maiduguri.
Two bodies were recovered outside the mosque after two female suicide bombers attacked worshippers there.
The attackers, who were young girls, struck as worshippers observed early Saturday morning prayers in an area called Jiddari Polo.
The State Police spokesperson, Victor Isuku, said five people were injured in the attack.
According to him, the girls could not gain much access into the targeted mosque. One of the suicide bombers later detonated an explosive that killed her fellow attacker too.
Isuku said the incident happened “at about 0520hrs, today, when two female suicide bombers with IED strapped to their bodies attempted to enter a mosque at Juddumuri village, after federal high court.
“They were intercepted and prevented by the Muslim worshippers. In the process, one of them detonated her vest, killing both of them and injuring five others.
“The injured were rushed to specialist hospital, while the remains of the suicide bombers were equally evacuated by state emergency management agency (SEMA).”
A second blast was heard from the same location at about 6.37am.
But the police spokesman said the sound occurred as ordnance operatives defused the bomb held by the second suicide bomber.

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