Suicide Bomber Attacks Mosque in Borno, Killing Four 1

Suicide Bomber Attacks Mosque in Borno, Killing Four

Not less than four persons were said to have lost their lives during a suicide bomb attack on a mosque in Gwoza, southern Borno State.

Gwoza was at the peak of the ongoing Boko Haram insurgency, the administrative capital and caliphate of the terrorist group.

It was learnt that the suicide bomber ran into a group of worshipper during an early morning prayer.

A source, who could not ascertain if it was a male or female suicide bomber, said the suicide bomber was lost along with three other worshippers in the mosque.

He said several other persons were injured in the explosion which shook the mosque.

Another source in one of the humanitarian communities in Borno State told The PUNCH in confidence that, “I received Information of suicide bomb attack this morning in Gwoza, the attack was said to have happened in a mosque. Three people including the suicide bomber were killed.”

However, a top security agent, who does not want his name mentioned, said it was only the suicide bomber that was lost.

He equally disclosed that 13 worshippers had varied injuries and were assisted to a health centre for treatment.

He said the immediate vicinity of the attack was cordoned off by the military.

Attempt to get the military and police authorities to confirm the attack as of the time of filing this report was not successful as the messages sent to their spokesperson in Borno, Col. Isa Ado and ASP Okon Edet, were not responded to.

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