Six persons have been killed after two suicide bombers attacked the Damboa central mosque in Borno state.
According to the army, one of the bombers successfully detonated while the other insurgent was said to have “exploded” after being prevented from detonating.
Sani Usman, acting director of public relations, confirmed this in a statement.
“At the early hours of today, precisely at about 5.15am, two Boko Haram terrorists suicide bombers attacked Damboa,” he said.
“The first suicide bomber targeted Damboa Central Mosque but due to stringent security measures, he could not gain entry. Obviously frustrated, he exploded and died near the Central mosque.
“However, the second bomber veered off and gained entry into another smaller mosque and detonated the bomb killing himself and 6 other worshipers and injuring one other person. The wounded has been evacuated to a hospital while efforts are on to clear the rubbles.
“Troops and other security agencies have been mobilized to the area.”
The army spokesman also said insurgents on Thursday, attacked Gaskeri village, where three civilian vigilantes were murdered. The Sun