A suicide bomber disguised as worshipers attack a mosque near Maiduguri, the incident that happened early in the morning left many people injured. Many people have been injured after a suicide bomber suspected to be Boko Haram member blew himself up
near a mosque in Sulimanti ward of Maiduguri, the Borno state capital. Vanguard reports that two suicide bombers stormed the area, but one fled without detonating his IED.
The Civilian JTF and volunteers are currently searching the whole area with a view to arrest the fleeing suicide attacker. “The suicide bomber who disguised as a worshiper attempted to enter the nearby Masalacin Kofar Shehu Councillor (mosque) when Muslim faithful were performing their morning prayers, but the IEDs he was carrying exploded few metres to the mosque leaving the suicide bomber dead with few others who were about to enter the mosque injured,” the source said.
The incident occurred early in the morning, leaving residents of Maiduguri in shocks as it has been close to two months now without any explosion or gunshot within the metropolis. A local, Mallam Ali Aji who also was in the mosque when the explosion happened, said: “immediately after the blast, worshippers had to desert the mosque for dear lives, before men of the Civilian JTF and military arrived the scene and cordon off the whole area, as I am speaking to you now, the charred body of the suicide bomber is scattered all over the place”. This is not the first time the mosque will witness an attack, as some Boko Haram fighters attacked and killed residents with Ak47 rifles near the same mosque in 2012.