Two die as infant suicide bomber attacks mosque in Maiduguri, body blown to pieces
Less than a month after suicide bomber’s attack in a mosque inside the University of Maiduguri, another suicide bomber attempted an attack on another mosque this morning at Dalori quarters, a community very close to the University of Maiduguri.
The bomber detonated the explosive device at a fence to the mosque because there were security vigilantes at the entrance to the worship centre, killing himself (herself) and another unidentified person. The sex of the bomber could not be determined as he/she was said to have been blown to bits and pieces.
The bomber was said to be an infant between the age of 8 and 10 years.
When contacted on the sex identity of the suicide bomber the Spokesperson of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), North-East zone, Abdulkadir Ibrahim said: “The body of the bomber was so mangled and shredded that only health personnel or experts could determine whether it is that of a boy or a girl. Our role is to evacuate the bodies from the scene which we have done.”
Photo: Scene of an earlier bomb blast