12-year-old boy killed in Borno bomb blast

Ta’addanci Wasu matasa sun farma tawagar masu ceto a Maiduguri

At least 12 people were killed following two suicide blasts in northeastern Nigeria's Maiduguri city early Monday, according to eyewitnesses.

A female suicide bomber female was said to have detonated an explosive device killing several worshippers who came for prayers at the mosque.

A reliable security source, who pleaded anonymity, told NAN that the first and second explosions occurred at about 9.45 p.m at Mulaikalmari, some six kilometers away from Maiduguri.

Officials of the Borno State Emergency Management Agency rescuing victims at the scene of a suicide bomb attack in Maiduguri on Monday were attacked by a mob.

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A witness, Grema Bana, said that the incident occurred at about 4:45 p.m., at one of the pastoralist hamlets in the area. He added that an Explosive Ordinance Detective (EOD) team was deployed in the area and normalcy had been restored.

Three other female suicide bombers were located in Maiduguri at about the same time, said Satomi. "The injured was referred to the Specialist Hospital, Maiduguri", he added.

Police spokesman Victor Isuzu, who confirmed the incident, said: "The explosion affected two Fulani boys - Gambo Bukar (10) and Umar Bukar (8) - of Delti village in Jere council".

"These deceptive tactics have been found to have played out in recent suicide bomb attacks carried out by the Boko Haram terrorists".

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