The police in Borno State have confirmed a foiled suicide attack targeted at worshipers at a mosque in Maiduguri in the early hours of this morning.

Two suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers were said to have blown themselves up near Sulemanti mosque in Maiduguri metropolis.

The spokesman of the police in the state, Victor Isuku said the bombers targeted a mosque in Sulemanti ward with strapped Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs, but were detonated, killing the two suspects during midnight Ramadan prayers.

A civilian Joint Task Force member, JTF, Bukar Shehu also confirmed the incident. He said, “The people in the mosque took to their heels, while we challenged the explosives strapped suspects of their mission to the mosque, before the explosive exploded near the mosque and under the tree.

“It was God that saved us here; we would have been killed in the dawn suicide bombings.

“One of our members was injured by the shrapnel of explosives, including a woman with a leg injury. She has been taken to a nearby clinic for treatment this morning.”

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