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Suicide Bombing Kills 50 People In Adamawa State

Suicide Bombing Kills 50 People In Adamawa State

Scores of people are have been killed in a suicide bombing attack which occurred in a mosque packed with worshippers during morning prayers in Mubi town, Adamawa state.

The Adamawa Police Command, who confirmed the death toll had risen to 50, said rescuers were still trying to ascertain the exact number of people killed in the attack.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Othman Abubakar said, “We have 50 dead and we are now trying to get the exact number of those injured.”

Meanwhile, the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA has confirmed that 21 persons dead., NEMA coordinator, North-eastern, Bashir Garga, while speaking via a telephone interview said eight persons injured in the attack had been evacuated for treatment.

”A suicide attack by a teenage boy after early morning prayers at a mosque has so far claimed the lives of at least 21 persons, and eight others injured seriously have been transferred to FMC, Yola,” Mr. Garga said.

“A boy of about 17-years-old, wearing a suicide vest entered the mosque along with other worshippers immediately after the prayers and detonated the bomb. Besides the eight (injured) transferred, others, wounded are receiving treatment at various hospitals in Mubi North,” he added.

The incident was the first in three years, since the liberation of Mubi from Boko Haram insurgents in 2014.

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November 21st, 2017

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