50 dead in northeast Nigeria mosque bombing, reports AFP

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Nigeria, Nov 21: At least 50 dead in northeast Nigeria mosque bombing, reports AFP news agency quoting police.

A police official said a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden vest inside the mosque in Mubi town in Adamawa state, reports Xinhua news agency.

Many of the injured were in critical condition.

The attack blamed on Boko Haram jihadists, said police.

The blast took place during early morning prayers at the Madina mosque in the Unguwar Shuwa area of Mubi, nearly 200 kilometre (125 miles) by road from the Adamawa state capital, Yola.

“So far we have at least 50 dead from an attack at a mosque in Mubi,” Adamawa state police spokesman Othman Abubakar told AFP.

“Several people were injured. We don’t have the figure now because they have been taken to several hospitals for treatment.

“It was a (suicide) bomber who mingled with worshippers. He entered the mosque along with other worshippers for the morning prayers.

“It was when the prayers were on that he set off his explosives.”

 

Wefornews Bureau

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