Nearly 30 people have lost their lives and scores of others were wounded when two bomb explosions ripped through a mosque in Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno.
A self-defense fighter, speaking on condition of anonymity, said a bomber walked into the mosque in Jiddari Polo neighborhood of the city of Maiduguri, located approximately 870 kilometers north of the capital, Abuja, at around 5 a.m. local time (0400 GMT) on Friday, and detonated his explosives, killing 28 people.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the act of violence. However, Nigerian officials usually blame such attacks on the Takfiri Boko Haram terrorists.
The incident came only two days after a large group of Boko Haram militants, fleeing a military offensive on their camp in the Nganzai district, opened fire on four cars just outside Jingalta village, 70 kilometers north of Maiduguri, killing 20 passengers.
On October 15, two bombers, disguised as worshipers, struck a mosque in the western Molai neighborhood of Maiduguri, where people had converged for evening prayers. At least 42 people have lost their lives
Nigeria has intensified its crackdown on Boko Haram as the terrorist group continues to wreak havoc across the country through bombings, raids and kidnappings.
Taken from rhc.cu