-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) – From Mike Sagbola (North-East Correspondent):
Four persons were said to have died during a suicide attack on a mosque in Gwoza, southern Borno.
Gwoza was at the peak of ongoing Boko Haram insurgency, the administrative capital of the caliphate of the terrorist group.
was learnt that the suicide bomber ran at a group of worshipper during an early morning prayer.
A source who could not ascertained if it was a male or female suicide bomber, said the suicide bomber was lost along with three other worshippers in the mosque.
He said several other persons were injured in the explosion which shook the mosque.
A source, in one of the humanitarian communities in Borno State told our correspondent in confidence that: “I received Information of suicide bomb attack this morning in Gwoza, the attack was said to happened in a mosque. Three people including the suicide bomber were killed.”
A top security agent, who does not want his name mentioned, said it was only the suicide bomber that was lost.
He equally disclosed that 13 worshippers had varied injuries and were assisted to a health centre for treatment.
He said the immediate vicinity of the attack was cordoned off by the military.
Attempt to get the military and police authorities to confirm the attack as at the time of filing the report was not however successful as the messages sent to their spokesperson in Borno, Col. Isa Ado and ASP Okon Edet, were not responded to.messages sent to their mobile lines.