A mosque in the Umarari town on the outskirts of the city of Maiduguri has been attacked Wednesday morning by two female suicide bombers during morning prayers killing 22 rescue officials say. Abdul Mohammed of the State Emergency Management Agency has said that at least 17 people were wounded and evacuated to the hospital.
An escapee Umar Usman who was late for the morning prayers said, “We were just a few meters away from the mosque when a loud bang erupted and all we could see was dark smoke and bodies littered around.”
According to TIME, Abba Aji, coordinator of the civilian Vigilante Group said, “One bomber blew up inside the mosque and the second waited outside to detonate as survivors tried to escape”
This is the first attack on Maiduguri since Dec 28th, 2015.