Suicide bomber kills 7 in Borno

File: A victim of suicide bombing being carried away by emergency workers in Borno

By Rabiu Sani

A male suicide bomber has killed seven worshipers during morning prayer in a Mosque on Monday in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno.

Malam Ali Kolo, the Head of Vigilance Group in the area, disclosed this to the News Agency.

Kolo said seven other persons including a child, sustained injuries when the bomber detonated the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) strapped to his body during the congregational prayer.

He explained that the suicide bomber sneaked into the affected mosque at Mainari area of Konduga and carried out the attack.

“It is not clear how the suicide bomber infiltrated the town and attacked the mosque.

“The building collapsed during the explosion, and the victims were evacuated from the rubble,” he said.

Alhaji Bello Dambatta, the Head of Rescue Team, Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), confirmed the attack.

Dambatta said that the injured persons had been taken to the Specialist Hospital, Maiduguri, for treatment.

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