Nigeria: 27 killed in twin suicide blasts in NE Nigeria

2nd May 2018
Nigeria: 27 killed in twin suicide blasts in NE Nigeria

By Rafiu Ajakaye

 

LAGOS, Nigeria (AA): At least 27 Muslim worshippers have been killed and 56 others injured after two suicide bombers detonated explosive vests during afternoon prayers in Nigeria’s northeastern Adamawa state, according to police local government officials.

“At about 1 p.m.[1300GMT] today, a teenage suicide bomber entered a mosque in Yan Gwajo area of Mubi town and detonated his vest while people were praying. Yet another bomber detonated another bomb as people scampered for safety,” police spokesman Othman Abubakar told Anadolu Agency by phone.

The first bomber joined the worshippers who had gathered for prayers at the mosque at the edge of a market.

The second bomber blew himself up among the crowds of worshippers, traders and shoppers who fled the mosque towards a nearby market

“Several others were injured and have been evacuated to the hospital. Operatives from the anti-bomb squad have been deployed in the area. We have also cordoned off the scene,” Abubakar added.

Nobody has claimed responsibility for the blasts but they came a few days after Boko Haram attempted to infiltrate Maiduguri, the focal point of the nine-year insurgency that has killed over 20,000 in the country’s northeast and displaced millions across the Lake Chad region.

Mubi has suffered regular attacks by Boko Haram. Last November more than 50 people were killed when suspected terroritsts detonated a suicide bomb inside a mosque in the same town.

Additional report by The Muslim News

[Archive Photo: Tank belonging to Boko Haram taken in Yola in Adamawa province by Nigerian army on 15 May 2015. Photographer: Mohammed el-Shamy/AA]

One Response to “Nigeria: 27 killed in twin suicide blasts in NE Nigeria”

KhabarMay 7, 2018

Muslim all over the world are in trouble

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