Many are feared dead as another bomb went off in the early hours of the morning at a mosque in Maiduguri, Borno state.
According to Premium times, the incident occured in Jiddari Polo area at about 5am when Muslims were performing their religious rights. Details of the incident are sketchy at the moment as security officials were on ground rescuing victims of the blast.
Spokesman of the local Civilian-JTF, Abbas Gava, told Premium times that; “It was two bomb explosion in a mosque in Jiddari Polo, very close to the Federal High Court complex. We are still trying to get the correct figure of casualties”.
According to PRNigeria gathered that the incident occurred during the early Morning Subhi Prayer at a mosque behind Magistrate Court Polo Area in Maiduguri.
The agency said “the explosion was carried out by a suspected lone suicide bomber whose two accomplices escaped, when some vigilant members of the community accosted them on their suspicious movements”.
It quoted a senior health official as confirming that six bodies had been deposited in the mortuary, while about 17 other injured victims were being treated at the Specialist Hospital and the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.
Photos from the blast courtesy of Sahara Reporters: