Six Killed In Maiduguri Mosque Suicide Bomb Attack

Boko Haram Surrendering

At least six persons were killed in Friday’s early morning suicide bomb attack on a mosque in Maiduguri, capital of Borno State.

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, confirmed that six corpses were deposited at the morgue of the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, UMTH, by rescue workers following the attack.



    The attack, reportedly carried out by a lone suicide bomber, occurred during the early morning Subhi prayer at a mosque behind Magistrate Court, Polo Area in the state capital.

    Two suspects, who were believed to have helped the bomber, escaped when members of the youth vigilante group, Civilian JTF, tried to question them about their suspicious movements.

    According NEMA’s North east coordinator, Mohammed Kanar, 17 people were injured, with five sustaining serious injuries and taken to the UMTH.

    The others were taken to the state Specialist Hospital, also in Maiduguri.

    Join the ICIR WhatsApp channel for in-depth reports on the economy, politics and governance, and investigative reports.

    Support the ICIR

    We invite you to support us to continue the work we do.

    Your support will strengthen journalism in Nigeria and help sustain our democracy.

    If you or someone you know has a lead, tip or personal experience about this report, our WhatsApp line is open and confidential for a conversation


    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    Support the ICIR

    We need your support to produce excellent journalism at all times.

    - Advertisement


    - Advertisement