While most of the news reports covered the terrorist attacks in Belgium that killed more than 30, there was bombing in Nigeria last week that killed 22.
Two female suicide bombers walked into a Maiduguri mosque on March 16 shortly after morning prayer and killed dozens of worshippers,, BBC wrote. The first bomber struck inside the mosque, while the second blew herself up outside while people tried to flee the scene. BBC reported than another eighteen people were wounded in the attack.
Eyewitnesses told the Associated Press, “We were just a few metres away from the mosque when a loud bang erupted and all we could see was dark smoke and bodies littered around.”
Al Jazeera notes that while it’s unclear who is responsible for this attack, Maiduguri is the birthplace of the radical Islamist group Boko Haram. This is the same group that kidnapped thousands of Nigerian girls, killed some 20,000 people and displaced 2.3 million Nigerians since they stared their violent campaign in 2009.
Folks turned to Twitter to express their outrage for this act of terror and the lack of media coverage around it:
This is a developing story.