Nigeria: male suicide bomber kills 7 worshipers in Borno

In the Borno, north-east part of Nigeria, worshippers were attacked by a suicide bomber, on Monday morning, 23rd July.

The attacked occurred in the morning, when a male suicide bomber blew up himself and killed seven worshipers during prayer at a mosque in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno state.

The Head of Vigilance Group in the area, Malam Ali Kolo, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN.

According to Kolo, seven other persons including a child, sustained different degrees of injuries when the bomber detonated the Improvised Explosive Device, IED, strapped to his body during the morning congregational prayer.

Explaining how the incident occurred, he said the suicide bomber sneaked into the affected mosque at Mainari area of Konduga and carried out the attack.

“It is not clear how the suicide bomber infiltrated the town and attacked the mosque.

“The building collapsed during the explosion, and the victims were evacuated from the rubbles,” Kolo said.

Alhaji Bello Dambatta, the Head of Rescue Team, Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), confirmed the attack.

Dambatta said that the injured persons have been taken to the Specialist Hospital, Maiduguri, for treatment.

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