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Nigeria: Muslims murder five people in bomb blasts ahead of president’s visit



The mosque may have been targeted because it was comprised of people who did not accept the Islamic State’s authority, and thus was considered heretical and apostate.

“UPDATED: Five people dead as explosions rock Maiduguri ahead of Buhari’s visit,” by Dogara Bitrus, Punch, December 23, 2021:

Five persons have been confirmed dead from bomb explosions suspected to have emanated from Boko Haram insurgents in Maiduguri ahead of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.)’s visit.

A source in Ajilari cross in the Maiduguri metropolis who is simply named Maina Mohammed confirmed to our correspondent that a bomb exploded very close to his house killing a lady and injuring two young boys.

“It dropped in my area. I am there right now. It killed an 18-year-old girl and injured two young boys,” he said.

Another source, Umar Tijani, said a bomb dropped at a mosque in Umaru Shehu Hospital but did not affect anybody while there was another explosion at 1,000 Housing and 707 Housing Estates within the Maiduguri metropolis….