Borno Police confirms suicide blast in mosque, two killed

The Police in Borno have confirmed that two worshipers were killed and eight others wounded, when two female suicide bombers attacked a Muslim congregation at a mosque in Bama.

Mr Edet Okon, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), said in a statement issued in Maiduguri that the the attackers infiltrated the mosque at about 5: 40 am, detonated Improvised Explosive Device (IEDs) strapped to their bodies killing themselves and others.

At about 5: 40 am of today, two female suicide bombers infiltrated into Ajilari area in Bama town, Bama Local Government Area and launched a suicide bomb attack on residents observing morning prayers.

They detonated the IEDs strapped to their bodies, killing themselves and two other male victims while eight other persons were injured.

The injured persons were rushed to hospital for treatment and the corpses have also been evacuated, he said.

Okon added that the command had deployed mobile policemen and Explosive Ordinance Disposal team, to render the area safe and return normalcy.

Okon quoted the Commissioner, Mr Damian Chukwu, as restating the commitments of the command to protect lives and property.

He called on the people to be vigilant and report suspicious persons to the police or other security agents.

Source: Voice of Nigeria