Monday morning was greeted with a heavy bomb blast in London Ciki area of Maiduguri. The bomb was said to have been detonated by a female suicide bomber suspected to have been a member of the terrorist group, Boko Haram.
The incident according to the head of Borno State Emergency Management Agency, Ahmed Satomi was said to have occurred at about 5:30am and it lefteight people dead while fifteen were critically injured.
Mr. Satomi said: “She killed eight people and injured 15 others. The mosque was being guarded by civilian JTF (joint task force militia) during prayers.
Unknown to them, the girl was being pursued from another part of town by residents who were suspicious of her movement at the time.
When she approached the mosque, they demanded that she stop to be searched but she suddenly bolted into the mosque and set off her bombs.”