Teenage Bomber Kills 5 people in Gamboru Mosque Sucide Bombing
Teenage suicide bomber who attacked a Mosque where his father worships in Gamboru in Gamboru –Ngala local government of Borno state reportedly killed 5 people in the bomb attack .
Gamboru mosque after the bombing(Source: PMNews Nigeria)
On Wednesday at 5: 00 am when the a teenage male bomber who disowned his father detonated an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in the Mosque.
The attack was confirmed by the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole of the Nigerian Army, Maj.-Gen. Rogers Nicholas.
A resident of Gamboru,Mr Lawan Abba said six people sustained injuries from the attack. He also mentioned that the boy sneaked into the crowded mosque while people gathered to observe Morning Prayer and detonated the bomb.
He revealed that the teenage male bomber was a native of Gamboru town. He also said that the father of the boy was killed in the attack.
“The suicide bomber disowned his parents and joined the insurgents in the bush”.
“He entered the mosque blew up himself into pieces and killed 10 persons including his biological father”.
The survivors were referred to the clinic in the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in the area for treatment.
Words from an eyewitness, Bukar Fantai ,says that the teenage bomber came in pretense of a grain merchant and first tried to sell sorghum to a shop keeper, before he left for a spot where all the villagers gathered to relax and detonated the bomb.
“The suicide bomber detonated the IED, blew up himself, killing three other persons, while 13 others sustained injuries in the explosion”.
Source: PM News Nigeria