At least 55 persons were killed, with over 30 injured in a fresh attack by terrorists in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
Also, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has charged troops in the ongoing counter-insurgency operation to brace up their efforts to defeat terrorism in line with the presidential directive.
The suicide attacks took place at a mosque and a residential building. The initial blasts went off when worshippers were observing their Magrib prayers.
Twin suicide bombings at a mosque in Mulai, on the outskirts of Maiduguri killed at least 29 people late on Thursday evening, while at least 26 others were killed and 17 injured after three female suicide bombers detonated Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs, at Umarari Bayan Waya area of Mulai on Friday morning.
The blast was reported to have occurred around 5am when Muslim faithful were preparing for their early morning prayer, claiming the lives of the suicide bombers and four others.
Confirming the initial attack on Thursday evening, the Commissioner of Police said, “At about 6.35 p.m. on Thursday, two suspected suicide bombers detonated IEDS in and outside a Mosque at Mulai. The mosque consequently collapsed injuring many people praying,” he said adding that the blast was being investigated.
However, barely 48 hours after a similar incident occurred in Sajeri area of Maiduguri when another three female suicide bombers detonated more IEDs at Umarari Bayan Waya area of Mulai Village on Friday morning.
A statement urged the troops to remain steadfast and courageous in the task of degrading and defeating the terrorists.


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