Eight people were killed and fifteen other injured today when a female suicide bomber detonated her explosives at a mosque in Maiduguri, in the latest attack in the restive region.
The Head of the Borno State Emergency Management Agency, Ahmed Satomi, said the blast happened in the early hours of today in the London Ciki area of Maiduguri, which has been at the epicentre of Boko Haram violence since 2009.
Satomi also stressed that three other female suicide bombers were located in Maiduguri at about the same time.
He added that two were killed in the Mammanti area as they tried to cross the ditch around the city perimeter while another set off her explosives in the suburb of Simari.
It would be recalled that last Monday, at least 19 people were killed and 23 others injured when four women set off their bombs in the Olai Kolemari area of the city.