Officials of the Borno State Emergency Management Agency rescuing victims at the scene of a suicide bomb attack in Maiduguri on Monday were attacked by a mob.
The incident occurred at Londonciki-Simari area of Maiduguri, where a female suicide bomber attacked a mosque killing eight worshippers while 15 others sustained injuries.
The youth who were angered by the recent increase in bomb blasts in the area were said to have attacked the officials.
Some of them were heard chanting, “leave, we do not need your assistance.”
The youths, armed with club and sticks, smashed one of SEMA vehicles and prevented the team from carrying out its mission.
It took the intervention of members of the Civilian Joint Task Force to rescue the SEMA officials.