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Boko Haram launch deadly attack in Bama mosque, 5 reportedly dead

Boko Haram launch deadly attack in Bama mosque, 5 reportedly dead”

The Sunday attack was the first since the return of Bama IDPs.

Bama, located about 67 km southeast of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno, has witnessed many attacks by Boko Haram, a Jihadist militant organization based in northeastern Nigeria.

While noting that the number of casualties were unknown yet, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Northeast division however, disclosed on its Facebook page that causalities recorded were mostly male adults.

Many worshipers also sustained injuries in the attack which happened around 5:30am.

He explained that the incident occurred at about 5: 00 am, when Muslims faithful gathered for early morning prayers.

"Those injured were rushed to the Military Hospital in Bama while some of the dead were identified by their family members and taken for burial in line with Islamic injunction", he told TheCable.

Two female suicide bombers sneaked into a mosque in Bama town of Borno State early morning and detonated explosives, killing themselves and two other male worshippers, said Edet Okon, state police spokesman. Three persons died on the spot while one other died later at the Specialist Hospital, Maiduguri, The wounded persons were also referred to the hospital for treatment.

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