At least 30 people have been killed in Mubi, Adamawa State by a suicide attack by a teenage boy after early morning prayers at a Mosque.
The Adamawa State Police Command said the suicide attack occurred around 5:20am local time, at Kunu Araha, a suburb in Mubi North, when the boy allegedly set off the suicide vest he was wearing.
Adamawa police spokesman, Othman Abubakar confirmed thatmore than 30 persons lost their lives 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 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.
According to him several other persons wounded in the attacks are receiving medical attention at various medical hospitals in Mubi Town.
But emergency aid workers and other first responders put the death toll at 40.