- Two female bombers have blown themselves up near a mosque in Maiduguri, the Borno state
- National emergency management agency, northeast zone, Abdulkadir Ibrahim has confirmed the development
- Ibrahim said there were no casualties, except for the two female bombers that lost their lives
National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Northeast Zone, Abdulkadir Ibrahim on Wednesday, May 9, confirmed that two female bombers had blown themselves up near a mosque in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.
Ibrahim said the bombers attempted to sneak into a mosque at Jiddari area of Maiduguri while worshippers were observing their early morning prayers Wednesday, but were chased away by vigilant residents, Daily Sun reports.
The spokesman of the NEMA said: “The two female bombers attempted to enter one of the mosques in area but were repelled by the CJTF who understand their motive, this made them to detonate the IED vest.
“[There were] no casualties, except [for] the two female bombers that lost their lives.”
Some residents said the explosives strapped to their bodies went off as they fell down at Jiddari Primary School while fleeing the area.
The residents described the Jiddari area as volatile.
The explosion came barely two weeks after terror group Boko Haram attempted to enter the city through same Jiddari area.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that many people were on Tuesday, May 1, feared dead following bomb blasts in Mubi town, Adamawa state, north east Nigeria.
Confirming the incident, the chairman of Mubi north local government, Alhaji Musa Bello, said the blasts occurred around 1 30 pm.
He said: “All I can tell you for now is that I am on my way to the scene to help in evacuation of casualties. Nobody can tell you the number of dead and injured for now.”
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