Nigeria police say at least 20 killed in mosque bombing

50 killed in Nigeria mosque bomb attack

Confirming the incident, the Adamawa State Police Command disclosed that the suicide bombing happened around 5:20am, at Kunu Araha, a suburb in Mubi North.

The mosque was packed with worshippers during morning prayers when the bomber struck.

They gave lower death tolls but both said the number of those killed was likely to rise.

"I can't tell you the casualty figure for now", Furo said.

Adamawa police spokesperson, Othman Abubakar, asserted that more than 30 persons died in the dawn Mosque attack.

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The Islamic extremist group is based in neighbouring Borno state and has been blamed for scores of similar attacks.

"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".

"Seven Boko Haram on two motorbikes met them and slaughtered two, then killed the other four".

Note that for most of the attacks occurring on the territory of Nigeria, a responsible radical Islamist organization called Boko Haram, whose members through violence sought the imposition of Sharia throughout the state.

The town's name was changed temporarily to Madinatul Islam, or "City of Islam" in Arabic, during the Boko Haram occupation.

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