Adamawa Mosque Attack: Death Toll Hits 50

The death toll in Tuesday’s Mubi mosque suicide attack has risen to 50, the Adamawa Police Command has said.

In a statement, the command’s Public Relations Officer, Othman Abubakar said a young boy was responsible for the blast which occurred during the early morning prayer.


“We have 50 dead and we are now trying to get the exact number of those injured,” Mr. Abubakar said.

“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.”


Asked who was responsible, Abubakar said: “We all know the trend. We don’t suspect anyone specifically but we know those behind such kind of attacks.”

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