No fewer than 10 Worshipers were confirmed dead while several others sustained various degrees of injuries when a male suicide bomber attacked a mosque in Gamboru Ngala, a border town of Borno State.
The zonal coordinator of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Bashir Garga, confirmed the attack yesterday in Maiduguri. He said that several other injured persons have been evacuated to the various medical centres in the town.
Garga said, “Officials of NEMA and the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) with the help of the military and police in the town were able to clean up the place and provide assistance to victims of the attack.”
He noted that a suicide bomber had earlier blown up himself behind the Dalori Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp on Tuesday night dying alone.
“I can confirm to you that there was an attack in
Gamboru Ngala where 10 people were killed. The attack was carried out by a male suicide bomber. Officials of NEMA, SEMA, and other agencies including the military and police assisted in evacuating the wounded people to different medical formations in the town.
“I also want to inform you that another suicide bomber detonated and killed himself on Tuesday behind the Dalori IDPs camp here in Maiduguri.
“I want to call on the general public to be very alert and conscious as ever with strangers who come closer to them. My team is working on some safety tips that we are going to distribute to the general public on the new trends of suicide bombings in the state, “ Mr Garga said.
As at the time of filing this report, neither the military or the police has issued a statement over the attack on Gamboru Ngala, one of the economic centres of Borno, through which goods are exported to other neighbouring African countries.
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