Published: Wed, November 22, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

Nigeria police say at least 20 killed in mosque bombing

Nigeria police say at least 20 killed in mosque bombing

Adamawa police spokesman, Othman Abubakar while confirming the incident claimed that more than 30 persons lost their lives in the early dawn Mosque attacks.

"As I am talking to you, I saw over 22 dead with many injured including the suicide bomber, " said a resident who simply identified himself as Bello.

"The roof was blown off. People near the mosque said the prayer was mid-way when the bomber, who was obviously in the congregation, detonated his explosives".

A suicide bomb blast at a mosque in north-eastern Nigeria has killed at least 50 people, according to local media reports.

"Already, the injured have been rushed to hospitals". Given the seriousness of the injuries, the death toll was expected to rise, he said.

Boko Haram has waged an insurgency in northeastern Nigeria since 2009 in its attempt to create an Islamic state in the region.

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There was no immediate comment from Nigeria's government or military on the attack.

Boko Haram fighters killed six farmers outside Maiduguri, the civilian militia and the brother of one of the victims said on Monday.

There have been repeated raids and suicide bombings, blamed on Boko Haram remnants pushed out of their camps in the Sambisa Forest area of Borno.

It has killed more than 20,000 and forced around 2 million people to flee their homes. The group is based in neighbouring Borno state and has been blamed for scores of similar attacks over the years.

"It appears that despite open calls for Boko Haram to desist in such acts of mass violence against Muslim civilian interests, that these have not been heeded", he added.

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