A female suicide bomber has killed eight people in Maiduguri, Borno State after she detonated explosives at a mosque in the early hours of Monday.
The blast was said to have occurred at around 5:30am in the London Ciki area of Maiduguri, when Muslims were saying their early morning prayer.
Head of Borno State Emergency Management Agency, Ahmed Satomi, said the female bomber killed eight people and injured 15 others.
The explosion was carried out at the mosque even as it was being guarded by Civilian JTF during the prayer session.
“When she approached the mosque, they demanded that she stop to be searched but she suddenly bolted into the mosque and set off her bombs,” Mr Satomi told AFP.
Mr Santomi said three other female suicide bombers were located in Maiduguri at about the same time.
Two were killed in the Mammanti area as they tried to cross the ditch around the city perimeter while another set off her explosives in the suburb of Simari, he added.
It is the second time in a week that four female suicide bombers have sought to cause carnage in Maiduguri.
Last Monday, at least 19 people were killed and 23 others injured when four women set off their bombs in the Molai Kolemari area of the city.