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Boko Haram: 8 Killed In Suicide Attack In Borno Mosque

Boko Haram: 8 Killed In Suicide Attack In Borno Mosque
Scene of a Boko Haram suicide attack
The scene of a Boko Haram suicide attack

Not less than eight people have been killed with scores wounded following another suicide attack inside a Mosque in the Mainari area of Konduga in Borno State in the early hours of Monday, July 23, 2018.
Ibrahim Liman, a local resident and a member of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) which is helping the military in the fight against Boko Haram in the northeast, told the AFP that the attacker was a male bomber who walked into the mosque and denotated the bomb while prayers were going on.
Liman said:
“The male bomber walked into the mosque at about 5:15 am while prayers were on and exploded, killing eight worshippers and injuring five others.
Seven of the victims died in the mosque while another died on the way to Maiduguri, the state capital.”
Another eyewitness, Umar Goni, a resident of the Konduga community, said he was on his way to the mosque when the blast occurred and he helped to rescue victims with members of the civilian volunteer force.
“We pulled out seven dead bodies and six injured worshippers. One of the six injured died on the way to a hospital,” he added.
The bomber was said to have disguised as a worshipper and went into the mosque just like other worshippers and there was no way anybody could have known his mission.

Despite assurances by the Federal Government and the military authorities that the menace of the Boko Haram insurgency has been nipped in bud, they still find a way to attack and kill Nigerians, especially those seen as soft targets.

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