Published: 2018-01-03 17:09
Last Updated: 2018-01-03 18:57
The Jordanian government condemned the terror attack on a mosque in northeast Nigeria earlier Wednesday.
The Jordanian Minister of State for Media Affairs, Mohammad Al Momani, said that the recent terror attacks that targets places of worship and civilians around the world proves the dark thoughts of terrorists as well as the need for the world’s unity to confront terrorism.
Momani expressed Jordanians' sympathy with the Nigerian government and people in their response to terrorism, condolencing the victims of the terrorist attack and wishing recovery for injuries.
The suicide bomber killed 11 people in a mosque in the northeastern region of the country, the center of the conflict with Islamist insurgency Boko Haram.
The attacker hit the mosque in Borno state, near Nigeria’s border with Cameroon, attacking people while performing dawn prayers, according to Reuters.
Pictures of the blast showed the dead bodies uncovered and lined up on the ground.
While no official announcement claimed the responsibility for the attack, it is suspected to be related to Boko Haram, the terrorist group that frequently uses suicide bombers to attack crowded public spaces.
Another four civilians were killed last week in an attack by suspected Boko Haram in Maiduguri, Nigeria.
In November also a suicide bomber killed at least 50 people in an attack on a mosque, in one of the deadliest bombings of recent years.