8 Muslims killed While 8 Others Injured In Mosque Suicide Bomb Attack

At least eight muslims were reportedly killed while eight others were severely injured on Monday 23rd of July 2018 in a suspected suicide bombing attack at a mosque in Konduga, in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State and heartland of the Boko Haram insurgency.

According to report, a male suicide bomber detonated IEDs in Konduga during early morning prayers in the mosque around the Ajari Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State,” Bashir Garga, regional coordinator for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), said in a statement.

Garga added that the injured have been evacuated to Maiduguri for medical treatment as security officials restored normalcy to the area.

“The bomber entered the mosque at about 5 a.m. and detonated the bomb tied to his body while worshipers were offering their prayers. I joined others to evacuate seven bodies from the mosque. Eight people were also injured.” A resident disclosed.

According to an eyewitness, immediately after the bomb blast, he saw seven mangled bodies of worshipers brought out of the mosque’s rubble. He added that he was a few meters away from the mosque when the explosion occurred.

It was gathered that seven of the victims died instantly, while one died while be transferred to the hospital in Maiduguri.

Denouncing the attack with the one on Sunday, Turkey said;

“We condemn the terrorist attacks which were perpetrated yesterday in the Yobe province and today in the Borno province of Nigeria, causing the loss of lives and injury to many people,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

“We wish Allah’s mercy upon those who lost their lives in these deeply sad and outrageous attacks, a speedy recovery to the wounded, and offer our condolences to the people and government of Nigeria,” the statement added.

Though there is no group tat has claimed responsibility for the bomb blast yet, all fingers are pointed at the deadly terrorist group, Boko Haram militants, especially the Abubakar Shekau faction who have a history of attacking civilian populations.

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