Boko Haram Suspected of Nigerian Mosque Bombing that Killed Up to 50

Marie Harrington
November 22, 2017

A police official said a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden vest inside the mosque in Mubi town in Adamawa state, reports Xinhua news agency.

Police spokesman Othman Abubakar said officers are "still trying to ascertain the number of injured because they are in various hospitals".

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but armed group Boko Haram carries out regular attacks in the region.

Adamawa has been the scene of repeated attacks by insurgents in recent years.

A teenager blew up himself as worshippers gathered for prayers in a mosque in northeastern Nigeria today, killing at least 50 people.

"It fits with the increasing lethality and potency of suicide attacks of the organisation's current "hot streak", which started approximately four weeks ago", he said.

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But St-Pierre said despite this "Boko Haram remains an extremely potent and risky organisation" which was far from being "on the back foot", as the military has claimed.

A military source in the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, said there had been more aerial offensives in the Marte, Kukawa, Monguno and Abadam areas of northern Borno.

While Nigeria's military in recent months has flushed Boko Haram from its forest stronghold, President Muhammadu Buhari's claim late a year ago that the extremist group had been "crushed" has proven to be premature.

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

He said, "Today's attack appears to be yet another example of Boko Haram's continued unlawful disregard for human life".

Other reports by TheSundaySentinel

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