Multiple Bomb blasts kill at least eight persons in Maiduguri

AFP Eight killed in Nigeria suicide bombing authorities

Multiple Bomb blasts kill at least eight persons in Maiduguri

The incident occurred at Londonciki-Simari area of Maiduguri, where a female suicide bomber attacked a mosque killing eight worshippers while 15 others sustained injuries.

A SEMA official, who pleaded anonymity, confirmed the incident, and added that the team was at the scene of the bomb attack to provide immediate assistance to the victims.

The woman detonated her bomb while trying to enter the mosque in the centre of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, at around 04:30 a.m.(0330 GMT), shortly before early morning prayers, Borno police commissioner Damian Chukwu said.

Satomi said, three other female suicide bombers were located in Maiduguri at about the same time.

A witness, Grema Bana, said the incident occurred about 4.45pm, at one of the pastoralist hamlets.

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The source added that security teams had been drafted to the affected areas to ascertain the situation.

According to him, an Improvised Explosive Devise was said to have been strapped to one of the boys by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.

"The wounded boy was referred to the Specialist Hospital, Maiduguri for medical attention".

Multiple suicide attacks last Tuesday killed 17 people, mostly of them were local security personnel.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the explosions, but similar attacks in the past were claimed by Boko Haram militants.

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