BORNO STATE – At least 20 people killed and 90 wounded following a bomb explosion which occurred at a mosque in Maiduguri,Borno state today,according to the state emergency agency NEMA
The blast came a day after the army fought Boko Haram militants west of Maiduguri, capital of Borno state.
Monday’s blast happened in a western suburb where the army had exchanged fire on Sunday with suspected Boko Haram fighters who it said had tried to slip into Maiduguri to stage suicide bombings. Residents then reported explosions and heavy gunfire.
An eyewitness one Mallam Musa Abdukadir, a resident told us that after the mosque attack he had counted the bodies of more than 50 victims in the state specialist hospital in Maiduguri. Medics had told him more bodies had been brought to two other hospitals. The count included victims from Sunday’s fighting .
“We all fled yesterday as our houses were on fire. This morning we came back, and while we were counting the people who had burned in the houses, another bomb exploded,” said Ibrahim Goni, a resident who said he had visited the blast scene .
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