11 Killed by Suicide Bomber in Gamboru

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Michael Olugbode in Maiduguri

Eleven persons were wednesday killed in a suicide attack during an early morning prayer at a mosque in Nigerian border town with Cameroon, Gamboru.

A member of youth vigilante group in Maiduguri, Abba Yusuf, told THISDAY on the phone that they were informed that a suicide bomber detonated explosives strapped on him at a mosque in Gamboru, a town in Borno State, with border with Cameroon.

He said the suicide bomber who was lost in the explosion, caused the death of 10 other persons.
He said the explosion led to the immediate death of nine persons with two others dead later.

Military and other security agencies in the state, are yet to respond to enquiries on the incident.
The state, government, a day earlier, had tightened security check with an extension of hours of curfew in the state capital, Maiduguri, after a resurgence of violence.