No fewer than 11 persons were killed on Saturday when Suspected members of the Boko Haram sect struck inside a mosque in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state.

The incident was confirmed by Damian Chukwu, commissioner of police in the state.

Chukwu said the attack happened around  5:40am.

He said two suicide bombers, accompanied by a gunman, infiltrated the mosque located in Kushari village behind old CBN quarters in the ancient city.

Chukwu said security operatives had been deployed in the area while investigation was ongoing.

“On-the-spot assessment at the scene revealed that at about 0540hrs gunmen suspected to be BH terrorists & suicide bombers infiltrated Gwozari/Kushari in Polo general area, Maiduguri shooting sporadically & detonated IEDs strapped to their bodies,” he said.

“Eleven people including three bombers died while fifteen others sustained injuries and are currently hospitalized at the State Specialist Hospital Maiduguri.” your social media marketing partner