A suspected member of the Boko Haram terrorist group, targeting worshippers at a mosque, blew herself up on Friday in Buni Yadi, Yobe State.
A witness told Channels Television that two female suicide bombers evaded the troubled town on Friday, and as one blew self in a failed mission, the other ran away for fear of being apprehended.
He said the incident occurred at Fulatari mosque of Buni Yadi, the headquarters of Gujba Local Government area of the state.
A military source also confirmed the incident, saying the failed suicide mission occurred very early in the morning when worshippers were yet to arrive at the mosque.
The source said the female bomber was a teenager and one person injured in the process was being treated in the 27th Force Brigade Field Ambulance in the town.
Meanwhile, normalcy has been restored as the troops of the Buniyadi have cordoned off the area for safety.
Friday’s incident is the first since the return of residents to Buni Yadi after the Boko Haram insurgents took over total control of the town for over three years.
The attack comes less than two weeks after members of the outlawed group invaded the Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC), Dapchi, also in Yobe State.