Presidency Reacts To Adamawa Bomb Blast

Presidency Reacts To Adamawa Bomb Blast

Presidency Reacts To Adamawa Bomb Blast

Many people were reported killed following the explosion.

The explosions are said to have taken place in and around a mosque as Muslims in the town were preparing for afternoon prayers.

"A boy of about 18-19 -years wearing a suicide vest was said to have entered the mosque along with other worshippers".

A resident, Muhammad Hamidu, said: "I took part in the burial of 68 people".

The Nigerian government had said since December 2015 that Boko Haram has been defeated.

"In addition, the Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA) had been ordered to supply food and non-food items to the hospital to cater for victims and victims relations". Right now we are on our way to Mubi, " he said.

Police authorises have since deployed anti bomb squad to the area while victims of the attack have been evacuated to Mubi General hospital.

He detonated his explosives "five minutes before the prayer started", he added.

Reports from Mubi indicated that the blasts hit the popular second hand clothes and the foreign exchange lines and mosque.

Suspicion immediately fell on Boko Haram, the group that has left at least 20,000 dead since 2009.

There have been repeated suicide bombings in the area, which lies close to the Sambisa Forest in Borno where the militants had a base.

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