AFRICA/NIGERIA - At least 22 dead in an attack against a mosque in the northeast

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 terrorism  

Abuja (Agenzia Fides) - At least 22 people were killed in a double suicide bombing in a mosque in the village of Molai-Umarari, about 10 km from Maiduguri, capital of Borno State in northeastern Nigeria. A suicide bomber, apparently a woman blew herself up inside the mosque at 5 in the morning today, 16 March, during the first morning's prayer. Soon after, another bomber detonated the explosive belt he was wearing outside the place of worship, hitting the survivors who were fleeing. The injured, at least 18 were hospitalized in Maiduguri.
The bombings have been attributed to Boko Haram, the Islamist group born just a few years ago in Maiduguri. Despite the severe blows inflicted by the Nigerian military and neighboring Countries, Boko Haram continues to target civilians, making no distinction between people of different faiths. (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides 16/03/2016)