Irate youths attack SEMA rescue team in Maiduguri

Lynette Rowe
July 17, 2017

The incident took place when the bomber forced her way to a mosque in Maiduguri city early Monday, Police Commissioner, Damian Chukwu said while confirming the incident.

A source at the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), who confirmed the incident, said only the two boys were affected in the blast.

It added that the Agency had deployed Emergency Rapid Response team to evacuate the dead and provide immediate medical assistance to the injured.

Last month, month, the Army successfully repelled an attack by Boko Haram insurgents in Maiduguri.

The Nigeria-based Boko Haram extremist group often targets the city where its eight-year insurgency began and has increasingly used girls and young women to carry out attacks. "The mosque was being guarded by civilian JTF (joint task force militia) during prayers", he said.

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A witness, Grema Bana, said the incident occurred at about 4:45pm in one of the pastoralist hamlets in the area.

It was gathered that the attackers cross the trenches in an attempt to enter the town at about 10:15 pm on Sunday.

The suicide bomber was being chased by security operatives when she detonated the bombs strapped to her chest.

"One of them was killed and the other sustained serious injuries".

A security guard at the University was also killed from the explosions the bombers planted.

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