President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned today’s early morning attack on a mosque in Maiduguri, the capital city of Borno State.
The Nigerian Army said two female suicide bombers carried out the attack that killed 22 and left 18 others injured.
In his sympathy message posted online, President Buhari said: “I am dismayed by the news of a bomb attack on innocent worshippers in a mosque in Maiduguri this morning.
“This attack is yet another sign that Boko Haram is a mindless and godless group that in no way represents true Islam.
“I sympathize with all who lost family and loved ones in the attack, and with the government and people of Borno State.
“Nigerians should please not let down their guard. Vigilance should continue to be a priority, especially in public places.
“The Government remains resolute in its commitment to securing Nigeria from terrorism and violence”.