Mosque blasts kill at least 20 in northeast Nigeria

02 May, 2018, 01:40 | Author: Jason Torres
  • Scenes of bloodshed and devastation have become common in northeast Nigeria where a jihadist insurgency has raged since 2009

Mubi resident Abdullahi Labaran said the first bomber mingled with worshippers who had gathered for prayers at the mosque at the edge of the market. According to witnesses, the explosion was set off by a teenager using a suicide vest. A resident of Mubi, who simply identified as Buba also said the two explosions occurred in a mosque and a second hand clothes market.

A medical source at the Mubi General Hospital said they had "so far received 37 dead bodies and dozens of injured from the two blast scenes".

Isa Danladi who resides in the area said: "Many people died on the spot and several others were taken to hospital with severe injuries". The prayer was mid-way when the bomber detonated the explosives.

Haruna Hamman Furo, the head of the Adamawa state emergency management agency, described the attack as "devastating".

The blasts in the town of Mubi are believed to have been carried out by Boko Haram insurgents. Right now we are on our way to Mubi, " he said.

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It has been repeatedly targeted in deadly attacks blamed on Boko Haram since it was briefly overrun by the militant group in late 2014.

Bomb blasts in Mubi town, Adamawa.

But it has been peaceful since the Nigerian military and civilian militias ousted recovered the town, which is a commercial hub and host of the Adamawa State University.

Nigeria has been facing an insurgency of the Boko Haram jihadists, who have aligned themselves with the Daesh* terror group, outlawed in Russian Federation since 2009.

Boko Haram's insurgency in Nigeria has left at least 20,000 dead since 2009.

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