An early morning bomb blast hit a mosque in Maiduguri, Borno state, killing and injuring many worshipers during the early morning prayer session, witnesses said.
Residents said the blast occurred in Jiddari Polo area at about 5am when Muslims were performing the first congregational prayer of the day.
Details of casualties are still sketchy as security officials have cordoned the area while rescue and aide workers tried to evacuate corpses and injured victims.
It is not clear at this point if the attack was a suicide bombing or not.
But Premium Times quoted a spokesman of the local Civilian-JTF, Abbas Gava, as saying that “it was two bomb explosion in a mosque in Jiddari Polo, very close to the Federal High Court complex. We are still trying to get the correct figure of casualties”.