Published: Mon, July 17, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Explosion kills 10 worshippers in Maiduguri mosque

Explosion kills 10 worshippers in Maiduguri mosque, recalls that at least 11 persons were killed in multiple bomb explosions on Tuesday night, July 11, in Maiduguri.

Officials of the Borno State Emergency Management Agency rescuing victims at the scene of a suicide bomb attack in Maiduguri on Monday were attacked by a mob.

It added that SEMA had deployed Emergency Rapid Response team to evacuate the body and provide medical assistance to the injured.

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The youth armed with clubs and sticks smashed one of the SEMA's vehicles and prevented the team from carrying out its mission.

A witness, Grema Bana, said the incident occurred at about 4:45pm in one of the pastoralist hamlets in the area.

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At least 62 people have been killed in attacks on Maiduguri and its environs since early June.

It is the second time in a week that four female suicide bombers have sought to cause carnage in Maiduguri.

A suspected female suicide bomber wreaked havoc in a local mosque in London Chinki axis of the city, killing some 10 people, Xinhua learned.

The suicide bomber was being chased by security operatives when she detonated the bombs strapped to her chest.

A security guard at the University was also killed from the explosions the bombers planted.

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