Somehow this incident did not come across my radar until now and I don’t know why, but at least 22 worshippers were killed in a mosque attack on the outskirts of the city of Maiduguri. It is reported that one female suicide bomber blew herself up inside the mosque last week, while a second female bomber detonated her equipment as survivors tried to run away from the carnage.
While there was no immediate claim of responsibility in the deadly attack, Al-Jazeera notes that Maiduguri is known as the birthplace of Boko Haram. Terrorism is such a cowardly act of extremism that still leaves us bewildered and heartbroken each time we hear of it. Let’s continue to stay vigilant in our prayers for this senselessness to end and please add Nigeria to your prayer list.