Suicide Bombers Attack Worshippers In Bama, Kill 2, Injure 8
The attach on worship centres in northeast Nigeria has not ended.
A Muslim congregation at mosque in Bama has been attacked by suicide bombers.
Two persons were killed while eight others were wounded when two suicide bombers, both female, attacked them during worship period.
The Police Command in Borno confirmed the attack.
Mr Edet Okon is the Police spokesman for the State command and he said in a statement that the attackers infiltrated the mosque at about 5: 40 am, detonated Improvised Explosive Device (IEDs) strapped to their bodies killing themselves and others.
"At about 5:40 a.m. of today, two female suicide bombers infiltrated into Ajilari area in Bama town, Bama Local Government Area and launched a suicide bomb attack on residents observing morning prayers.
"They detonated the IEDs strapped to their bodies, killing themselves and two other male victims while eight other persons were injured.
"The injured persons were rushed to hospital for treatment and the corpses have also been evacuated,” he said.
Okon added that the command had deployed mobile policemen and Explosive Ordinance Disposal team, to render the area safe and return normalcy.
According to the spokesman for the police, the Commissioner, Mr Damian Chukwu, had reiterated the commitments of the command to protect lives and property.
He also advised the people to be vigilant and report suspicious persons to the police or other security agents.
Where We Are
The military has consistently claimed that it has decimated the terrorist group, that has resorted to attacking soft targets.
Towards the end of 2017 pockets of attacks resurfaced in the region that has seen over eight years of insurgency.
Their activities dovetailed into abduction of some school girls in Dapchi in February this year.
After negotiation with the government, the terrorist group returned the girls in March, with the government stating that no ransom was paid.
Despite the negotiations, suicide bombing is still happening.
No group has claimed responsibility for the Bama attack, but Boko Haram has carried out similar attacks in the past.