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Teenage suicide bomber kills 30 in Mubi

A suicide attack by a teenage boy after early morning prayers at a Mosque has claimed the lives of at least 30 persons in Mubi , Adamawa State .

According to the Adamawa State Police Command , the suicide attack occurred around 5: 20 am local time, at Kunu Araha, a suburb in Mubi North.

It was allegedly triggered by a yet to be identified teenage boy who set off the suicide vest he was wearing.

Adamawa police spokesman , Othman Abubakar, who confirmed the incident, said more 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 .

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 .

An official working with the International Rescue Committee , Emma Adasolid, among the first responders at the scene said about 40 dead bodies were evacuated .

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