The two suicide bombers suspected to be members of Boko Haram terrorists, have killed themselves and six others through explosions in a Mosque in Damboa, Borno State.
The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col. Sani Usman, in a statement on Friday, said that at precisely 5.15am on Thursday, two Boko Haram terrorists’ suicide bombers attacked Damboa.
The first suicide bomber targeted Damboa Central Mosque but due to stringent security measures, he could not gain entry. Obviously frustrated, he exploded the device and died near the central mosque,” Usman said.
However, he added, the second bomber veered off and gained entry into another smaller mosque and detonated the bomb killing himself and six other worshippers and injuring one other person.
He stated that the wounded has been evacuated to a hospital while efforts are on to clear the rubbles.
He also noted that the troops and other security agencies have been mobilized to the area.
In a related development, Usman said that suspected elements of Boko Haram terrorists in a survival bid attacked Gaskeri village ahead of Dalori Thursday evening, where they killed three civilian vigilantes and looted foodstuffs”.