62 confirmed dead as suicide bombers hit Adamawa mosque

An official of Adamawa State Emergency Agency has confirmed to LeadersNG that over 62 persons were killed in suicide attacks at a mosque and a market in Mubi, a town in Adamawa state.

There has been some reports in other news platform stating 24 people were killed, but in a Telephone conversation with the Adamawa state official, he confirmed to oor correspondent that the casualty figure is way higher than reported.

 

The first attack according to an eyewitness happened in a mosque around 1:20pm. People were heading to the mosque for prayers when the suicide bomber struck,” said the official who preferred to be anonymous.

“The second one happened at a market where second-hand items are sold. These attacks happened within 10 minutes.”

The official added that security personnel had cordoned off the scenes of the attack.

NAN quoted a resident of Mubi as saying: “The blasts occurred at the Gwonjo market and a mosque about 20 meters away.”

Confirming the incident, Musa Bello, chairman of Mubi north local government, said the blasts occurred around 1:30 pm.

“All I can tell you for now is that I am on my way to the scene to help in evacuation of casualties. Nobody can tell you the number of dead and injured for now,” NAN quoted him as saying.

Haruna Furo, executive secretary of Adamawa State Emergency Agency, also confirmed the blast but said there was no details for now.

In November, an attack on a mosque in the town left 50 people dead.

 

Additional report by TheCable and NAN.

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