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Mubi burns as teenage suicide bomber attacks mosque, kills dozens


A teenage boy said to be among the congregation of Muslim worshippers during early morning prayers (Subhi) detonated a bomb, killing at least 40  people in Mubi town, Adamawa state, reports have said.
Adamawa State Police Command said  the suicide attack occurred around 5:20am local time, at Kunu Araha, a suburb in Mubi North.
Adamawa police spokesman, Othman Abubakar, who confirmed the incident, said that more than 30 persons lost their lives in the Mosque attack.
“We were made to understand that there was a bomb blast at a mosque in Mubi and over 30 lives were lost.
“A boy about 17-year-old wearing a suicide vest entered the mosque along with other worshippers. Immediately after the prayers, he detonated the bomb. Many of the wounded are receiving treatment at various hospitals in Mubi North where the attacks occurred around Kunu Araha area” he said.
He noted that several other persons wounded in the attacks are receiving treatment at various medical hospitals in Mubi town.
emergency aid workers put the death toll in the attack at over 40.
An official working with the International Rescue Committee, Emma Adasolid, among the first responders at the scene said about 40 dead bodies were evacuated.
Reports also estimated that at least 50 people may have died in the attack.

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