Six people were killed and one injured in the early hours of Friday following two suicide bomb attacks at the Damboa central mosque in Borno state.
Sani Usman, Acting Director, Army Public Relations confirmed this in a statement, saying that one of the bombers successfully detonated his device while the other, who could not gain entry into the mosque succeeded only in killing himself.
“At the early hours of today, precisely at about 5.15am, two Boko Haram terrorists suicide bombers attacked Damboa,” Usman Stated.
“The first suicide bomber targeted Damboa Central Mosque but due to stringent security measures, he could not gain entry. Obviously frustrated, he exploded and died near the Central mosque,
“However, the second bomber veered off and gained entry into another smaller mosque and detonated the bomb killing himself and 6 other worshipers and injuring one other person.”
The Army spokesman said the wounded has been evacuated to a hospital while efforts are on to clear the rubbles, adding that troops and other security agencies have been mobilized to the area.
Usman also revealed that insurgents attacked Gaskeri village on Thursday, killing three civilian vigilantes and looting food items.