Teenage suicide bomber kills father, 4 others in Borno mosque

Five persons have been reportedly killed in an early morning suicide bomb attack at Gamboru town in Gamboru-Ngala Local Government Area of Borno State.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the incident occurred at about 5: 00am, when a male suicide bomber detonated an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), strapped to his body in a mosque at Yobe area of Gamboru.

The Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, who confirmed the attack said five persons were killed in the attack as against 11 earlier reported.

Nicholas said the troops had neutralized a suicide bomber at Rann, headquarters of Kala-Balge local government area.

“Yes, but only five killed and another suicide bomber neutralized in Rann”.

However, Lawan Abba, a resident of Gamboru, told NAN that 10 persons were killed and six others sustained injuries in the attack.

He added that the troops had also neutralized a suicide bomber at Rann, headquarters of Kala-Balge local government area.

“The suicide bomber hailed from Gamboru town, he disowned his parents and joined the insurgents in the bush.

“He entered the mosque blew up himself into pieces and killed 10 persons including his biological father,” he said.

Abba added that the wounded persons were referred to the clinic in the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in the area for treatment.

source: Daily News

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