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Explosion kills 10 worshippers in Maiduguri mosque

Explosion kills 10 worshippers in Maiduguri mosque

- Another bomb attack occurs in Borno state

- The attack follows the killing of 11 persons in multiple bomb explosions in Maiduguri on July 11

A female bomber has detonated an explosive device killing 10 worshippers who came for prayers at a mosque in Maiduguri, Borno state, on Monday morning, July 17.

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The blast was confirmed by the head of the Borno state emergency agency, Ahmed Satomi, who stated that the explosion occurred at the London Ciki Area of the town.

The bombing is the latest of a series of bomb attacks carried out by suspected Boko Haram insurgents since the release of some commanders of the group in exchange for some of the kidnapped Chibok girls.

NAIJ.com, recalls that at least 11 persons were killed in multiple bomb explosions on Tuesday night, July 11, in Maiduguri.

A reliable security source, who pleaded anonymity, told NAN that the first and second explosions occurred at about 9.45 p.m at Mulaikalmari, some six kilometers away from Maiduguri.

The source said that eight persons, including the bombers were killed in the attack.

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Three persons were also killed and five others wounded in the third and fourth explosions, which occurred about 20 minutes later at Polo-Sabon Gari area of Maiduguri, according to the source, who said he helped in the evacuation of the victims from the scenes of the explosion.

The source added that security teams had been drafted to the affected areas to ascertain the situation. He disclosed those wounded were referred to Special Hospital, Maiduguri for medical attention.

Meanwhile, A 12-year-old Fulani cattle breeder was killed in a bomb blast at Muna Delti area of Jere local government council of Borno state on Saturday, July 15.

A witness, Grema Bana, said that the incident occurred at about 4:45 p.m., at one of the pastoralist hamlets in the area.

Mr. Bana said that the deceased and his brother were returning home after taking out the cattle to a nearby forest for grazing.

According to him, an Improvised Explosive Devise (IED), was said to have been strapped to one of the boys by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.

In the video below, Naij.com visits the IDP camp near Abuja to see how children are being treated after the horrors they have experienced.

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