UPDATED: BREAKING NEWS: Explosion rocks Shehu of Borno Alhaji Umar Garbai Abba Kyari Mosque/Palace

Posted: July 13, 2012 in Security

A suicide bomber blew himself up near a mosque in Maiduguri, Borno State, killing himself and 5 others.

It was gathered that the Shehu of Borno, Abubakar Kyari, who was observing Friday prayers with other dignitaries in the mosque, was evacuated alive after the attack. It is not yet clear if he was injured.

Several other people were injured in the attack, and have been taken to nearby hospitals.

Security officials have cordoned off the area.

More details to follow.



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