Twenty-Four Nigerian Worshippers Killed by Suicide Bombers at Mosque

Twenty-Four Nigerian Worshippers Killed by Suicide Bombers at Mosque

In the birthplace of Boko Haram, two female martyrs attacked during dawn prayers.

Published March 25, 2016

Terrorist attacks are claiming lives all over the world.

In Nigeria, 24 worshipers were killed and 18 were wounded after two female suicide bombers detonated explosives inside a mosque on March 16.

The attack — the second in five months — took place at the Molai-Umarari mosque on the outskirts of the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, which officials said is the birthplace of Boko Haram. After the first attack in October, the mosque was closed and only reopened three days before the second.

The first bomb went off inside the mosque, with the second bomber waiting outside as survivors tried to escape. When the second martyr detonated, she had her back to a child, who was blown to pieces by the blast.  

“[The perpetrators are] mere criminals who have no place among civilized people,” President Muhammadu Buhari said.

Maiduguri, the city that is the military command center of the war against Boko Haram, has prevented attackers from reaching crowded areas by using roadblocks in areas where several suicide bombers have attacked.

Buhari added, “The final end of Boko Haram is in sight.”

(Photo: AP Photo)

Written by Zayda Rivera


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