At least 30 persons are feared dead after a suicide attack by a teenage boy at a mosque in Mubi, Adamawa State during early morning prayers.
According to the Adamawa State Police Command, the suicide attacks occurred at about 5:20 am local time, at Kunu Araha, a suburb in Mubi North.
Police spokesman in the state, Othman Abubakar, confirmed the incident.
His words: “We were made to understand that there was a bomb blast at a mosque in Mubi and over 30 lives were lost. A boy of 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 medical attention at the various medical hospitals in Mubi Town.
Although emergency aid workers and other first responders who helped to provide first aid to the victims put the death toll in the attacks at 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 from the scene of the blast.