Explosions hit Maiduguri mosque, many feared dead, injured

FILE PHOTO: Bombing in Maiduguri

Two deadly explosions on Thursday hit Maiduguri town as a suspected suicide bomber targeted a mosque in a suburb called Mulai.

The sound of the explosions echoed over the Borno state capital at about 6:20pm.

Details of the casualties could not be immediately ascertained.

A senior official of the Civilian JTF, who asked not to be named in this report, said the two blasts happened near a mosque in Mulai, some 6 kilometres away from Maiduguri town along the Maiduguri-Biu highways.

“We have two bomb explosions this evening in Mulai near a mosque there”, he said.

“The bombings happened during prayer time. One cannot immediately give details of the incident but I have sent my boys over there and am still waiting for their report from the scene.”

An other official of the Civilian JTF, who gave his name as Bamusa, told PREMIUM TIMES that “the blasts happened in a mosque during Magrib prayer and many people were killed, sadly. I have nine injured persons in our trucks now and I am heading for the hospital to get them treated because they are in bad shape “.


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