'Boko Haram' 6 killed as suicide bombers attack 2 mosques

"The wounded have been evacuated to a hospital while efforts are on to clear the rubble. Troops and other security agencies have been mobilised to the area."

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Some soldiers displaying Boko Haram flag after capturing their camps in Sambisa Forest. play

Some soldiers displaying Boko Haram flag after capturing their camps in Sambisa Forest.

(Army Public Relations Department)
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Six people were killed on Friday at a mosque in Damboa, Maiduguri, after two suicide bombers attacked two different mosques.

Nigerian Army spokesman Colonel Sani Usman blamed the attack on "two Boko Haram terrorists".

"The first suicide bomber targeted Damboa Central Mosque but due to stringent security measures he could not gain entry. Obviously frustrated, he exploded and died near the central mosque," he said.

"However, the second bomber veered off and gained entry into another smaller mosque and detonated the bomb, killing himself and six other worshippers and injuring one other person.

"The wounded have been evacuated to a hospital while efforts are on to clear the rubble. Troops and other security agencies have been mobilised to the area."

On June 27, the Nigerian Army killed two suicide bombers before they could detonate their bombs in Maiduguri.

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