Irate youths attack SEMA rescue team in Maiduguri

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A reliable security source, who pleaded anonymity, told NAN that the first and second explosions occurred at about 9.45 p.m at Mulaikalmari, some six kilometers away from Maiduguri.

The source said that eight persons, including the bombers were killed in the attack.

Details are still sketchy but according to Daily Trust, the bombers detonated their explosives inside the mosque while people were observing their morning prayers. He added that an Explosive Ordinance Detective (EOD) team was deployed in the area and normalcy had been restored. He disclosed those wounded were referred to Special Hospital, Maiduguri for medical attention.

Security agencies are yet to comment on the latest attacks in the region.

"She killed eight people and injured 15 others".

It took the intervention of members of the Civilian Joint Task Force to rescue the SEMA officials.

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"She rushed to the mosque and detonated the second bomb", Mr Bello said.

"They were two girls that wanted to attack the mosque but one of them got stuck in the barbed wire in the ditch dug near the area".

It is the second time in a week that four female suicide bombers have sought to cause carnage in Maiduguri.

A suspected female suicide bomber wreaked havoc in a local mosque in London Chinki axis of the city, killing some 10 people, Xinhua news agency reported.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the explosions, but similar attacks in the past were claimed by Boko Haram militants.