Boko Haram: 10 Killed As Suicide Bombers Attack Mosque In Maiduguri


No fewer than 10 persons have been killed in an early morning attack by Suicide bombers at a mosque in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, northeast Nigeria.

Confirming the development, the Head of the Borno State Emergency Agency, Ahmed Satomi, said incident took place in the early hours of Monday at the London Ciki Area of the town.

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This is coming barely two weeks two male suicide bombers were sighted and intercepted along the parapet behind the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) by joint security operatives deployed to the university.

One of the bombers was shot dead while the second bomber hurriedly detonated the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) strapped to his body, killing himself to avoid being captured alive.

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The Chief of Army Sta, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai has recently claimed that Boko Haram insurgents in the North-East have been completely decimated.

Speaking  at a one-day workshop on National Security, last month, Gen. Buratai said the battles being witnessed now was like the case of dying men trying to survive.

He said:

“In order to make an impact in this war, we have established Radio stations in strategic places and is being utilised appropriately.

“We also created jingles, the essence is to preach true religion and other aspects of security operations to educate Boko Haram on the need to become good citizens and be reintegrated into the society.

“All these have yielded good result as the insurgents have been so decimated. What we are witnessing now is like the case of dying men trying to survive.”

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He added that the army has made the country proud through its numerous battles to curtail insurgent in Nigeria.

“We want the people to know the truth, we let them know the truth, that there is no religion that teaches killings. We believe that with this, we will get to where we are going, and we have done this country great proud.

“The role of the citizen is important and we want to take everybody along in the security management of this nation. It is not a matter of northeast but all Nigerians and we all must show concern. The era Nigerians were scared of the military is gone, we are all Nigerians and we should have collaboration.”