The death toll in Wednesday’s two suicide bombings, which targeted a mosque in Umarari village on the outskirts of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, has risen to 27, an official of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said yesterday.
The Northeast coordinator of NEMA, Mohammed Kanar, said the death toll rose from 24 after three other victims died while receiving treatment at a local hospital. Among the dead were the two bombers.
Two female suicide bombers carried out the attacks early morning of Wednesday.
While one of the attacks took place inside the local mosque, the second explosion occurred a few minutes later, about 50 meters away.
Though no group has claimed the attack, the modus operandi has Boko Haram written all over it.