The attacks in Nigeria: dozens killed

02 May, 2018, 01:39 | Author: Genevieve Gibbs
  • Bomb reportedly explodes inside mosque in Adamawa

A pair of explosions killed at least 24 worshippers at a mosque in Nigeria, with numerous victims caught in the second blast while trying to flee, police said.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, though locals have blamed the Boko Haram.

He said the first bomb attack occurred inside a mosque while the second was detonated at a second hand clothing market about 200 metres from the scene of the first blast.

One resident, Isa Danladi, said he had been about to leave his house near the mosque when he heard the blast.

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Mubi has suffered regular attacks by Boko Haram.

More than a dozen were hurt in the explosions in the town of Mubi on Tuesday.

In November past year, over 50 people were killed after suspected militants detonated a suicide bomb inside a mosque in the same town.

Our correspondent gathered that apart from the scores of people believed to have someone the incident, many are in critical conditions and are being attended to at the hospital.

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The statement urged people to donate blood and be more vigilant and reiterated the government's commitment to protection of lives and properties of all citizens.

Haruna Furo, also confirmed the blast.

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.

But there has been no let-up in attacks in the northeast, particularly in Borno state, adjacent to Adamawa, which has been the epicentre of the violence.

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Details as to the number of casualties remains sketchy, but sources from Mubi tell Daily Sun that the military have already cordoned off the area to protect the public from any further explosions.

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