Hundreds of people died after a suicide bombers attacked mosques in Maiduguri, Borno capital, on Thursday, October 15.
An eyewitnesses said everyone inside the most populated mosque died, another resident also said he had counted over 42 bodies after the blasts.
The attack is believed to be carried out by the Boko Haram sect, although no group has claimed responsibility of the blasts.
The suicide bombers were reported to have attacked various mosques in the state including Mai Borti and Kangaleri villages of Molai in Maiduguri metropolis leaving many worshippers dead.
A resident who escaped said, “A Male Suicide bombers detonated multiple improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in different locations while over 30 Muslims were in one of the mosque at Molai outskirts of Maiduguri metropolis observing their Magrib prayer around 6.10 pm Thursday evening”.
Another eyewitness who spoke to news men recounted the ordeal saying that ”Muslim were just observing their magrib prayers in a mosque at Molai then a heavy loud sound echoed the air and next we heard lucky survivors shouting it is bomb blast.
“We started running up and down, motorists drived and rushed out of the area including keke NAPEP riders with their families , everywhere was confused and panic took over the entire place.
“You need to see how residents were running, some even had to park their belongings and leave the area tensed and confused as nobody knows what will happen next, but we are yet to get the details of what happened and how many people were killed and how many were wounded.
“Although security operatives have reached the scene with other humanitarian services as well as men of the police anti- bomb squad I am not in a position to give you the detail of casualties yet.”
The Nigerian Army was not immediately available for reaction as at press times.