Female suicide bombers kill 22 at Nigerian mosque
March 16, Abuja: Two female suicide bombers killed at least 22 worshippers in an attack during dawn prayers Wednesday on a mosque on the outskirts of the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, rescue officials said. Maiduguri is the birthplace of Boko Haram.
Coordinator Abba Aji of the civilian self-defense Vigilante Group said one bomber blew up inside the mosque and the second waited outside to detionate as survivors tried to escape.
At least 17 people were wounded and evacuated to the hospital, said Abdul Mohammed of the State Emergency Management Agency.
Umar Usman said he escaped because he was late. "We were just a few meters away from the mosque when a loud bang erupted and all we could see was dark smoke and bodies littered around," he told The Associated Press.
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