A suicide bomb attack on a mosque in Nigeria’s northeast killed 9 people and injured 12 others during the early morning prayers, a military source has said.
The attack in Damboa, which is situated in Borno State, comes two days after the celebration of Eid festivities to mark the end of Ramadan.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks even though it bears the hallmark of Boko Haram insurgents. The insurgents have often dispatched young girls to detonate bombs in the midst of civilians.
According to Reuters, a member of the civilian joint task force instituted to defend civilians against Boko Haram also confirmed the attack.
The army recently averted an attack on an Internally Displaced People’s (IDP) camp after shooting and killing two suicide bombers. The third bomber’s bomb detonated at a distance away from the camp.
The Nigerian Army is largely in charge of security in Borno State, where Boko Haram insurgents in the past hoisted their flags as part of establishing an Islamic caliphate.
The army has taken back all areas formerly held by the terrorists and have declared that they are in the latter stages of eliminating remnants of Boko Haram terrorists currently hiding in the Sambisa forest.