Six Killed, Dozen Injured As Bomber Hits Mosque in Maiduguri

.The Maiduguri Mosque after the attack on Friday. –

At least 6 Muslim worshipers were reportedly killed and at least a dozen injured in a deadly bomb blast by a Boko Haram member who attacked a Mosque in Maiduguri on Friday.

‎Reports say a suicide bomber was pretending to worship at the local mosque at the back of the Federal High Court at Jidari Polo area in Maiduguri when the bomber detonated a powerful bomb killing at least six people on the spot and injuring a dozen.

Baba Kashim, a member of Youths Vanguard who participated in evacuating the victims, said six worshipers died in the early suicide attack.

“We evacuated six dead bodies and several injured persons from the Mosque explosion, there are several other people who are critically injured so the death toll may rise”, he said.

A hospital source confirmed that they have received 6 corpses and 12 injured persons, with those critically injured taken to the University Teaching Hospital in Maiduguri.

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