Mr. Edet Okon, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), said in a statement issued in Maiduguri that seven other persons sustained injuries in the attack.
Okon disclosed that a suspected male suicide bomber detonated an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) strapped to his body during an early morning congregational prayer at the Goni Modu Lashibe mosque in Konduga.
He said the suicide bomber killed himself and seven other worshipers, while seven others sustained injuries.
“Today July 23, 2018, at about 04:55 a.m., a suspected male suicide bomber detonated an IED strapped to his body in Goni Modu Lashibe mosque in Konduga, killing himself and seven worshippers.
“Seven other persons were injured and rushed to the General Hospital, Konduga for treatment.
The corpses were equally evacuated to the mortuary.