Female Suicide Bombers Kill 22 At Mosque in Borno

Female Suicide Bombers Kill 22 At Mosque in Borno

The Nigerian Army has confirmed that 22 people were killed early Wednesday by two female suicide bombers in Ummarari village near Molai, outskirts of Maiduguri metropolis, Borno State.
A statement by the Director of Army Public Relations Colonel Sani Usman said there were twin Person-borne improvised explosive attack carried out by two female carriers in the village.
According to Col. Usman, the first attack targeted a mosque, while the second blast about 50 metres away, a few minutes later.
“Sadly, 22 people were killed and 18 others sustained various degrees of injuries, ” he said
He said troops, security agents and care givers have been mobilized to the scene, while the wounded have been evacuated to Molai General Hospital for treatment.
” The troops, security agents and the Civilian JTF have secured the area and are combing the environment for possible clues, “he said
” While we commiserate with the families of the victims of this dastardly act, we wish to reassure the public that we would continue to rout the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists wherever they may be hiding.
We will not rest on our oars until all those that masterminded this latest heinous and other similar crimes are apprehended and brought to justice.” Col. Usman added