It was a sad day at a mosque in Maiduguri after the death of eleven persons were confirmed, in an early morning suicide attack on Muslim worshippers in Maiduguri, Borno State.
According to reports, the suicide bombers were accompanied by a gunman, in Kushari village behind old CBN quarters Maiduguri at about 5:30am.
The Police Commissioner, Damian Chukwu, said in a statement, an “On-the-spot assessment at the scene revealed that at about 0540hrs gunmen suspected to be BH terrorists & suicide bombers infiltrated Gwozari/Kushari in Polo general area, Maiduguri shooting sporadically & detonated IEDs strapped to their bodies.”
The statement further says “Eleven people including three bombers died while fifteen others sustained injuries and are currently hospitalized at the State Specialist Hospital Maiduguri.”
Damian added that Clearance operations are ongoing by teams of EOD, SARS, PMF, NSCDC and the Military.