UPDATE: 2 killed, 5 injured as bombers hit Maiduguri in Borno state

UPDATE: 2 killed, 5 injured as bombers hit Maiduguri in Borno state

- The bombers attacked a mosque in Jiddari Polo area of Juddumuri village in Maiduguri as worshippers went out for prayers

- The two female bombers detonated their bombs after they failed to gain access to their targets

- Only the attackers were killed in the blast while five other people were injured

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Sahara Reports is reporting that explosions have rocked Maiduguri, the Borno state capital in the early hours of Saturday, April 8.

The attack was said to have occurred around past 5am as Muslims observed their early morning prayers.

Premium Times reports that at least two people were killed in the attack on Saturday.

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It quoted officials as saying that their bodies have been recovered outside a mosque in Jiddari Polo area in Maiduguri after two female suicide bombers attacked worshippers.

Five other people were injured in the attack, officials said.

Borno police spokesman Victor Isuku said one of the suicide bombers detonated an explosive that killed her fellow attacker too after they failed to gain access into the targeted mosque.

Isuku said the attack occurred “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.

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“The injured were rushed to specialist hospital, while the remains of the suicide bombers were equally evacuated by state emergency management agency (SEMA).

Bombers attack Jummudari village in Maiduguri

Officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) packing up body of one of the dead bombers

A second blast was heard from the same location at about 6.37am after bomb ordnance operatives defused a bomb held by the second suicide bomber.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com gathered that as Nigerians await the return of the missing Chibok girls abducted in April 2014, a Boko Haram commander has narrated how he was given two of them as gifts.

The Nation, in an exclusive report, quoted the terrorist commander Joseph David, a Christian-turn-Islamist-insurgent, as saying that he forcibly married the two girls.

Source: Naij.com

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