Photos have emerged of the tragic Boko Haram attack that occurred on Wednesday, March 16 during prayers at a mosque in the Umurari area of Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.
According to reports, the attack was perpetuated by two female suicide bombers who detonated the explosives in the mosque killing 25 worshipers and leaving 18 people with varying degree of injury.
The first bomber reportedly struck inside the mosque, while the second blew herself up outside as survivors tried to flee.
Alhaji Danbatta, the Civilian-JTF official, who coordinated the victims’ evacuation said: “The bomb attack occurred this morning in Umarari village, just after Mulai Leprosy Hospital, outside Maiduguri, along the Biu-Maiduguri highway. It was a suicide attack: the bomber sneaked in while the worshippers were observing the morning congregational prayer. We evacuated 14 corpses and 21 injured ones were taken to the hospital.”
The attack is believed to have been carried out by members of the Islamist group Boko Haram, who are used to attack people in northern Nigeria and neighbouring Cameroon.
DISCLAIMER:Opinion articles are solely the responsibility of the author and does not necessarily reflect the views of the publishers of ABN TV