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SAHARANEWS – Not fewer than Eeven persons have died in an early morning suicide attack on Muslim worshippers in Maiduguri, Borno State.



The suicide bombers, two of them, accompanied by a gunman, infiltrated a mosque in behind old CBN quarters Maiduguri at about 5:30am.

According to a statement issued by the Police Commissioner, Damian Chukwu, an “On-the-spot assessment at the scene revealed that at about 0540hrs gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists & suicide bombers infiltrated Gwozari/Kushari in Polo general area, Maiduguri shooting sporadically & detonated IEDs strapped to their bodies.”

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The statement further says “Eleven people including three bombers died while fifteen others sustained injuries and are currently hospitalized at the State Specialist Hospital Maiduguri.”



Damian added that Clearance operations are ongoing by teams of EOD, SARS, PMF, NSCDC and the Military.

Nigerian soldiers patrol outside the site of an accidental explosion in Yola, Nigeria, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016. Bombs retrieved from Boko Haram exploded accidentally Thursday at police headquarters in Nigeria’s northeastern city of Yola, killing four people and wounding a score of officers and school children cut by shattered glass, officials said. (AP Photo)

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