Eleven persons have been confirmed dead after suspected members of the Boko Haram sect attacked a mosque in Kushari village in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, today Saturday, February 16th.
The commissioner of police in the state, Damian Chukwu, who confirmed the incident, said two suicide bombers accompanied by a gunman infiltrated the mosque.
Although the sect has not officially claimed responsibility for the attack at the time of writing this, Nigerians on social media have bemoaned the ever stinging presence of the dangerous sect in the North-Eastern State.
Alert: Multiple sources are reporting that an attack on Maiduguri may be in the making, this night as over 50 #BokoHaram fighters have converged in Ajilari Kuros, which is approximately 2 kilometres from the city of #Maiduguri.
— Ahmad Salkida (@A_Salkida) February 14, 2019
0600hrs today 16 February 2019, BokoHaram PBIED & gunmen attacked Jidari Polo general area in Maiduguri metropolis.
unexploded improvised explosive device was discovered after the attacked. Possible attempt to scare voters
— MURTALA (@MurtalaIbin) February 16, 2019