UPDATE: At least 50 people have been killed in a suicide bombing in the north-eastern Nigerian town of Mubi, police say.
At least 50 people have been killed in a suicide bombing in the north-eastern Nigerian town of Mubi, police say.
A bomber struck inside a mosque packed with worshippers during morning prayers in Adamawa State.
Witness Abubakar Sule told AFP news agency that it appears the bomber was part of the congregation.
Our earlier report
Several people are feared dead after a suicide bomb attack at a mosque in Dazala area of Mubi town in Adamawa on Tuesday.
An eyewitness said the suspected suicide bomber carried out the attack around 5 a.m., during the Muslim early morning prayers.
Another eyewitness, who identified himself as Danladi, said he counted 27 dead and 49 injured people as they are being evacuated to the hospital.
The Chairman of Mubi North, Alhaji Musa Bello who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said he would give details of the incidence later.
“There are many casualties including the dead but I cannot give you the exact figure now as we are trying to ascertain the damage”.
Also confirming the incident, the Executive Secretary of Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency, Mr Haruna Furo said his team are on their way to Mubi to assess the situation.
“I can’t tell you the casualty figure for now,” Furo said.
When contacted, the Adamawa Police Command Public Relation Office, SP Othman Abubakar said he had yet to receive briefing on the incidence.
The incident was the first in three years since the liberation of Mubi town from Boko Haram in 2014.
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