Maiduguri – A suicide bomber and a local vigilante were killed during an attempt on a Maiduguri mosque on Monday morning, a security official has confirmed.
Borno Police spokesman, Victor Isuzu, said a male suicide bomber carried out the attack at the Dalori area of the state capital.
“Today at about 0522hrs, a male suicide bomber detonated Improvised Explosive Device (IED) strapped to his body near a mosque at Dalori Quarters situated along Maiduguri/ Konduga /Bama road.
“The bomber killed himself and a local vigilante- the civilian JTF operative who tried to prevent him from getting close to the mosque where many faithful in the locality were observing their early morning prayers,” he said.
20 people were killed at an attack in Buraburin area of Maiduguri In Dec, 28, 2016 while another four were killed two weeks ago at a Mosque in University of Maiduguri staff quarters.
Isuzu said the area of the Monday attack had been secured and normal activities has resumed.