At least eight Nigerian civilians have been killed after a bomber from the Boko Haram Takfiri terrorist group detonated his explosives at a mosque in the country's troubled northeast, a local militia and residents say.
Ibrahim Liman, from a civilian militia force assisting the military in the fight against Boko Haram, told AFP on Monday that the blast happened in the Mainari area of Konduga in Borno state. He added that the latest attack appears to have been carried out by a man in his early 20s.
"The male bomber walked into the mosque at about 5:15 a.m. (0415 GMT) while prayers were on and exploded, killing eight worshippers and injuring five others," Liman said, adding, "Seven of the victims died in the mosque while another died on the way to (the Borno state capital) Maiduguri."
In the same context the Nigerien army says it has killed at least 10 members of the Takfiri Boko Haram terrorist group, who attacked one of its military positions in the southeast of the African country.
Niger’s Defense Ministry made the announcement in a statement on Saturday, saying that the attacks by the Takfiri outfit had been perpetrated in Baroua Village, located in the country’s southeastern Diffa region, near the border with Nigeria.