Nigerian soldiers are fighting Boko Haram militants in north-east Nigeria - AFPABUJA - 3 January 2018: A suicide bomber killed 11 people on Wednesday in an attack on a mosque in northeast Nigeria, the epicentre of the conflict with Islamist insurgency Boko Haram, military officials and an aid worker said.The bomber hit the mosque in the town of Gamboru in Borno state, near Nigeria's border with Cameroon, during dawn prayers, said Ali Mustapha, an aid worker. "I was on my way to dawn prayer, then I heard the sound of a loud bomb explosion inside the mosque," Mustapha told Reuters. "The mosque was destroyed and burnt," he said. "After some hours, when we came to evacuation of the people, we saw 11 corpses, with the suicide bomber making (the total number of dead) 12. "Pictures of the aftermath of the blast showed the bodies of the dead uncovered and lined up on the ground.
Source: Egypt Today January 03, 2018 12:00 UTC