GTB 737 banner Yudala banner

Teenage female suicide bomber kills 5 in mosque

By News Express on 13/09/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 287

•Boko Haram flag
•Boko Haram flag

A girl with a bomb strapped to her walked into a mosque in northern Cameroon where it exploded, killing five worshippers in an attack bearing the hallmarks of Islamist militant group Boko Haram, authorities said.

The girl of 12 or 13 years old arrived at the Sanda-Wadjiri mosque in remote Kolofata at the first call to prayer at between five and six a.m., the governor of Cameroon’s Far North region Midjiyawa Bakary told Reuters by telephone.

“The men were bowed in prayer when she came,” Bakary said. “Five of the worshippers were killed and the bomber also.”

He did not name any suspects, but Boko Haram has repeatedly used suicide bombers as well as strapping children with explosives to strike at civilian and military targets.

The Nigerian jihadist group, which is now split into at least two factions, has been fighting for almost a decade to revive a medieval Islamic caliphate in the Lake Chad region, where Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Chad meet.

Allied forces from the four countries have routed it in much of the territory it once controlled, but the group has responded by scattering and stepping up attacks on civilians.

Amnesty International said last week that Boko Haram had killed 381 civilians in Nigeria and Cameroon since the beginning of April, more than double that for the preceding five months.

Of those, 158 of the deaths were in Cameroon, which the rights group linked to a rise in suicide bombings, the deadliest of which killed 16 people in Waza in July. (Reuters)

Source News Express

Posted 13/09/2017 7:09:18 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

 

You may also like...
CBN backs power privatization programme with $10 million...

Court dissolves week-old marriage over size of husband's...

Dubai Properties: Sack Buratai if he fails to...

Tribunal reserves judgment in Maku vs Al-Makura governorship...

Lassa fever kills 101 in 16 states, spreads...

Why the naira is getting stronger: CBN

Court orders final forfeiture of N34B linked to...

Okonjo-Iweala rubbishes Femi Falana, dismisses attempt to implicate...

Wada confident of getting second term as Kogi...

June 12 is Mother of May 29, says...

BREAKING NEWS: Over 200 Boko Haram fighters throw...

Eid-el-Kabir: Akpabio charges Muslims to learn from Mohammed’s...

 

Latest News Governorship aspirant boasts of bedding 50 women 3 dead as irate youths burn senator’s house FG embarks on mass housing scheme •Set to prosecute energy thieves 4 female suicide bombers strike in Borno Ex-Governor and 6,000 others dump PDP for APC Missing journalist found dead near Onitsha Ekiti 2018: Why South Zone should produce next Governor, By Emmanuel Onotevure Wise men still come from the East, By Femi Adesina Anambra poll: Obiano, Chidoka vote How to stop child labour, human trafficking — Osun NIS Comptroller Dee Bob: A Legend, Pan-Africanist steps aside, By Ikenna Samuelson Iwuoha Police destroy illegal refineries with more than 30 pits in Edo

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (294,212 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (278,040 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (224,542 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (188,972 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (181,242 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (165,784 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (143,908 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (130,376 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (126,751 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (116,404 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (113,623 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (107,244 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (30) Business (2,771) Business Verdict (26) Columnists (769) Complaints & Requests (93) Enterprise & Opportunities (186) Entertainment (404) Features (510) Global Business Monitor (190) International (1,640) Interviews (138) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (82) News (30,330) Opinion (837) Pidgin (9) Politics (4,100) Religion (648) Sports (1,356) Stock Watch (24) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

UBA mobile app

CBN Words on marble

 

 

Argentina vs Nigeria

 

APO Group Partner

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement



 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!