A teenage suicide bomber is said to be responsible for the attack on early Tuesday morning worshippers at a Mosque that claimed the lives of at least 30 persons in Mubi, Adamawa State.
According to the Adamawa State Police Command, the boy attacked the worshippers around 5:20am, at Kunu Araha, a suburb in Mubi North.
The attacker set off the suicide vest he was wearing which killed over 30 worshippers while injuring scores.
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.
Reports also estimated that at least 50 people may have died in the attack.