Over 30 Killed as teenage Boy detonates Suicide Vest in Mosque Attack

Smoke is seen after an suicide bomb explosion in Gombe, February 1, 2015, a day ahead of Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan's visit to the state for an election campaign rally. Authorities stated there were no casualties except for the suicide bomber. Violence is surging before polls pitting Jonathan against former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari in the closest contest since the end of military rule in 1999. REUTERS/ Afolabi Sotunde (NIGERIA - Tags: DISASTER) - RTR4NS3D
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No fewer than 30 persons have died in a suicide attack by a teenage boy, after early morning prayers at a Mosque in Mubi, Adamawa State.

Confirming the incident, the Adamawa State Police Command disclosed that the suicide bombing happened around 5:20am, at Kunu Araha, a suburb in Mubi North.

The Police added that the attack was allegedly carried out by another unidentified teenage boy who detonated the suicide vest he was wearing.

Adamawa police spokesperson, Othman Abubakar, asserted that more than 30 persons died in the dawn 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 within the age of 17 wearing a suicide vest went into the mosque together with other worshippers. Immediately after the morning prayers, the teenager set off the bomb.

Many of those injured in the attack are currently 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 medical attention at various medical hospitals in Mubi Town.

However, emergency aid workers and other first responders put the death toll in the attack at 40.


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