Scores were reported injured as a suicide bomber suspected to be member of Boko Haram terrorist, disguised as a worshiper and then detonated the Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) that was strapped around him, killing himself in a mosque in Sulimanti ward of Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.
It was gathered that the incident, which took place at about 4:50am on Wednesday, left locals in shock and disarray as the capital of Borno, Maiduguri, has been free from explosion or gunshot for close to two months now.
Sources said, “the suicide bomber who disguised as a worshipper 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 suicide bomber suspected to be a Boko Haram terrorist was with an accomplice who escaped without detonating his IED.
It was learnt that 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.