Authorities in Nigeria say over eight people have been killed after a female suicide bomber detonated her explosives at a mosque in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria on Monday.
Ahmed Satomi, the head of Borno state emergency management agency said “She killed eight people and injured 15 others.”
According to Satomi, the mosque was being guarded by civilian JTF (joint task force militia) during prayers.
It was reported that the suicide bomber did not stop upon request to be searched by the task force and bolted into the mosque where she set of the bombs.
Three other female suicide bombers were located in Maiduguri at about the same time, said Satomi.