The BBC and other major news outlets are reporting a suicide bomb attack in a Nigerian Mosque has killed at least 50 people.
The BBC reported
At least 50 people have been killed in a suicide bombing in the north-eastern Nigerian town of Mubi, police say.
The mosque was packed with worshippers during morning prayers when the bomber struck in Adamawa state.
Witness Abubakar Sule told AFP news agency that it appears the bomber was part of the congregation.
No-one has said they were behind the bombing but the Islamist militants Boko Haram typically target crowded places in northern Nigeria.
Some 20,000 people have been killed in Boko Haram’s eight-year insurgency.
The BBC’s Ishaq Khalid reports Boko Haram militants have recently stepped up suicide bombings in Nigeria’s north-east after the military recaptured territories previously controlled by the group.- BBC
Police spokesman Othman Abubakar tells The Associated Press they are “still trying to ascertain the number of injured because they are in various hospitals.”
Police say the teenage bomber detonated early Tuesday in Adamawa state as people were arriving for prayers.
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