Nigeria suicide bomber targets Maiduguri mosque

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A suicide bomber has killed five people at a mosque in the north-eastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, security officials say.

The attack, reportedly by a teenage boy, narrowly missed one of Nigeria’s most revered Muslim traditional leaders, the Shehu of Borno.

The blast happened at a mosque near his palace in the centre of the city as Friday prayers finished.

Maiduguri is the stronghold of the militant Islamist group Boko Haram.

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