12-year-old boy killed in Borno bomb blast

Ross Houston
July 17, 2017

Residents of Maiduguri, the Borno state capital have been advised to be tired of new tactics adopted by members of the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram, following regular interception of Boko Haram terrorists suicide bombers by troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE.

It took the intervention of the members Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) to rescue the team from the area.

In one of the attacks, a female suicide bomber killed worshippers who went to pray at a mosque.


Boko Haram has increasingly used women and young girls as human bombs as they have been forced out of captured territory due to a sustained military counter-insurgency.

The youth who were angered by the recent increase in bomb blasts in the area were said to have attacked the officials.

NAN learnt that the residents of the area tried to capture a lady suicide suspect who ran into the mosque and detonated the explosive strapped on her body.


Grema said that he lost some his friends in the attack.

This was followed by another attack which claimed at least two lives in Molai town, located on the outskirts of Maiduguri, the capital of the northeastern state of Borno.

The University Mosque has remained vulnerable to suicide attacks ever since.


A suspected female suicide bomber wreaked havoc in a local mosque in London Chinki axis of the city, killing some 10 people, Xinhua learned.

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