(Vatican Radio) At least five people were killed on Friday when a suicide bomber struck a mosque in the north-eastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri. The suicide bomber is suspected of being a member of Boko Haram, an Islamist group which has reportedly been responsible for hundreds of deaths this year. The city of Maiduguri is a stronghold of Boko Haram Islamists.
Deputy governor of the region Sanna Umar Mustapha was attending Friday prayers at the mosque when the attack took place, but was able to escape unharmed. He told reporters that the bomber appeared to be just 15 years old.
Boko Haram Insurgents have claimed responsibility for another series of attacks in central Nigeria over the weekend, in which more than 65 people were killed.