Female suicide bombers attacked a mosque on the outskirts of Maiduguri, Borno, on Thursday evening sources said, killing scores of innocent civilians and injuring many others
According to a report by VanguardNGR, the attack left over 100 people dead, and about 97 injured.
The multiple explosions in Sageri and Ajilari occurred simultaneously at about 7:30pm after which men of the 7 Division, Nigerian Army responded with their artillery fire power towards that affected area, a situation that left many residents fleeing into the main city for safety.
A source close to the scene at Sageri told our Correspondent that the female suicide bombers who sneaked into the area on tricycle detonated their explosives at a popular public gathering near a tea seller joint (Mai Shai) in Hausa, while luck ran out of the other female suicide bomber, as she was apprehended by vigilante youths. The explosives wrapped into her body, however, failed to explode at her targeting point.
Earlier in the same day there was reports that 5 were killed in a village in Adamawa State, after gunmen attacked a village in the state.