Bomb Blasts Rock Mosque In Maidugur | Independent Newspapers Limited
Newsletter subscribe

News

Bomb Blasts Rock Mosque In Maidugur

Posted: Oct 16, 2015 at 10:05 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

 

Two suicide bombers have attacked a mosque in Molai, at the outskirts of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, leaving scores dead.

The attacks occurred around 6.30pm on Thursday, October 14, 2015, witnesses said.

The attacks bear the hallmark of the Boko Haram, a terrorist group that recently pledged allegiance to ISIS.

Meanwhile, the Borno State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Aderemi Opadokun, has confirmed that 14 people were killed in what he described as a twin suicide attack.

The commissioner in a text message to the media said: “Twin IED explosions happened at Molai, outskirt of Maiduguri about 1835 hrs. of 15/10/15 (Thursday).

 

“Two Suspected Suicide Bombers detonated IEDS in and outside a Mosque at Molai.

“The mosque consequently collapsed injuring many people praying, while number of death is about 14 so far including the two bombers.

“Casualties have been evacuated to University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) and Specialist Hospitals Maiduguri.”

.Source: Thewill