Over 22 dead bodies have turned up following an attack by a suicide bomber this morning at a prayer ground in Umurari village on the outskirts of Maiduguri. Reports say at least 17 others have been reported injured.
Umurari is about 5km south of Maiduguri, the northeast Nigeria city where Boko Haram insurgency birthed.
An official of the Civilian-JTF, Alhaji Danbatta, who coordinated the evacuation of victims said 26 other persons were injured in the blast.
The blast is the first to be recorded in Borno state since the last that killed about 50 persons at an IDP camp in Dikwa, a town 85km away from Maiduguri.
“The bomb attack occurred this morning in Umarari village, just after Mulai Leprosy Hospital, outside Maiduguri, along the Biu-Maiduguri highway,” said Mr. Danbatta.