A suicide bomber strapped with Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), on Wednesday left many people injured after he blew up himself near a mosque in Sulimanti ward of Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.
It was learnt that two suicide bombers, suspected to be member of Boko Haram sect, stormed the area, but the other one escaped without detonating his IED.
It was also learnt that men of the Civilian JTF and volunteered residents are combing the whole area with a view to arrest the fleeing suicide bomber.
A Source who pleaded anonymity said the incident happened just as the Muslim faithful were performing their money prayers.
“the suicide bomber who disguised as a worshipper attempted to enter the nearby Masalacin Kofar Shehu Councillor (mosque) when Muslim faithful were performing their morning prayers, but the IEDs he was carrying exploded few metres to the mosque leaving the suicide bomber dead with few others who were about to enter the mosque injured,” the source said.
A resident of Sulimanti, Mallam Ali Aji who also was in the mosque when the explosion occurred said: “immediately after the blast, worshippers had to desert the mosque for dear lives, before men of the Civilian JTF and military arrived the scene and cordon off the whole area, as I am speaking to you now, the charred body of the suicide bomber is scattered all over the place”.