17 dead As Two Female Blasts Maiduguri Mosque During Morning Prayers

Maiduguri, has come under its first bomb attack this year as a mosque was attacked at the early hours of today by twp female suicide bombers.

According to Abdul Mohammed of the State Emergency Management Agency, at least 22 person were killed and 17 injured inside the mosque during morning prayers.

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The mosque which is situated in Umarari was attacked by two female suicide bombers according to reports.

Umar Usman, one of the lucky people who came to the mosque late explained that he was headed to the mosque in the morning when only a few meters there, a loud bang was heard before the loud was filled with dark smoke.

We were just a few meters away from the mosque when a loud bang erupted and all we could see was dark smoke and bodies littered around.

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Coordinator of the civilian Vigilante Group said, Abba Aji said:

One bomber blew up inside the mosque and the second waited outside to detonate as survivors tried to escape

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