Suicide bombers strike again

By Sanni Muhammed October 23, 2015 11:49

Suicide bombers strike again

In what seems to be a regular occurrence on Fridays, twin bomb blasts rocked the city of Maiduguri, leaving 18 killed in a mosque.

The attack is believed to have been carried out by the extremist sect, boko haram.

The blasts, according to residents occurred in Jiddari Polo area at about 5Am when Muslims were performing the first congregational prayer of the day.

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, have confirmed that it evacuated six dead bodies from the blast. A member of the Civilian Joint Task Force, CJTF, at the scene told the Associated Press, AP, the causalities were at least 18.

Borno State is the insurgents’ birthplace and Maiduguri has been attacked almost on any given Friday seen as a surety for the terrorists to strike.

This latest attack occurred days after at least 30 people were killed when two suicide bombers attacked a mosque in the Mulai area.

Boko Haram has killed at least 17,000 people since its insurgency became violent in 2009 and a new task force against the group consisting of 8,700 troops from Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Cameroon and Benin is ready to take over in the ongoing regional fight against the terrorists.

The Nigerian army has alleged that the terrorists are surrendering, but the insurgents have refuted the claims in an audio message recently released.