were killed during an attempted attack on a mosque in Maiduguri, Borno
State, on Monday morning.
The state police spokesman, Victor Isuzu, said a male suicide bomber
carried out the attack at the Dalori area of the state capital.
“At about 0522hrs on Monday, a male suicide bomber detonated
Improvised Explosive Device (IED) strapped to his body near a mosque at
Dalori Quarters situated along Maiduguri/ Konduga /Bama road,” the News
Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quoted the police spokesman as saying on the
“The bomber killed himself and a local vigilante- the civilian JTF
operative who tried to prevent him from getting close to the mosque
where many faithful in the locality were observing their early morning