Two female suicide bombers has killed at least 24 people in a Mosque in Umarari Village outskirts of Maiduguri, during the early morning prayers on Wednesday, rescue officials said.
The explosion which occurred shortly after prayers began injured more than 20 others.
One bomber blew up inside the mosque and the second waited outside to detionate as survivors tried to escape, said coordinator Abba Aji of the civilian self-defense Vigilante Group, who coordinated the evacuation of victims.
“The bomb attack occurred this morning in Umarari village, just after Mulai Leprosy Hospital, outside Maiduguri, along the Biu-Maiduguri highway,” said Mr. Danbatta.
“It was a suicide attack: the bomber sneaked in while the worshippers were observing the morning congregational prayer. We evacuated 14 corpses and 21 injured ones were taken to the hospital”.
The blast is the first recorded in Borno State after the explosion which which occurred at an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Dikwa on February 9, 2016, that killed more than 50 people.