A female suicide bomber targeting a mosque killed at least eight people and injured 18 others in northeast Nigeria, police said Monday.
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 female suicide bomber in an attempt to enter a mosque at London Ciki area detonated IED strapped to her body, killing eight people,” Chukwu said, adding that 18 others were also injured.
The dead bodies and injured persons have been shifted to a public hospital, he added.
Earlier, another suicide explosion took place in Molai, a volatile area on the outskirts of the city, a vigilante member and witness Mohammed Khalli told Anadolu Agency.
Only suicide bomber was killed in the incident, he said.
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the explosions, but similar attacks in the past were claimed by Boko Haram terrorists.
Boko Haram, a Nigerian terrorist group, has continued to attack soft targets in the country’s northeast region despite claims by the military to have defeated the insurgents.
Multiple suicide attacks last Tuesday killed 17 people, mostly of them were local security personnel.