Two women suicide bombers killed 15 people, including themselves, early Wednesday at a mosque in the compound of a government workers’ housing estate and around a nearby location.
The attack happened around 6 a.m. when mosques were filled with the faithful performing early-morning prayers in Buhari Housing Estate, Damaturu, Yobe state in Nigeria.
“One of the suicide bombers gained entry into the mosque and detonated explosives and the other bomber was sighted roaming around the compound and (when) asked questions, she too detonated explosives,” said a resident, Ibrahim Musa.
He also said he counted 15 bodies and 12 injured people who have been taken to a hospital in the city.
Boko Haram have stepped up attacks since Buhari claimed the sect is losing the war with the Nigerian Military.
Amnesty International estimates 20,000 people have died in the insurgency while Risk Consultancy Verisk Maplecroft has recorded 3,770 civilian deaths this year linked to the insurgency.