Nigeria mosque attack: teenage suicide bomber kills at least 50 people

A teenage suicide bomber blew himself up as worshippers gathered for morning prayers at a mosque in north-eastern Nigeria, killing at least 50 people, police said on Tuesday, in one of the region’s deadliest attacks in years.

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor suicide bomber Nigeria, killing at least 50 peopleAfbeeldingsresultaat voor suicide bomber Nigeria, killing at least 50 peopleThe blast happened during early morning prayers at the Madina mosque in the Unguwar Shuwa area of Mubi, some 200km (125 miles) by road from the Adamawa state capital, Yola.

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

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor suicide bomber Nigeria, killing at least 50 peopleWhile there was no immediate claim of responsibility, the attack bears the hallmarks of Boko Haram. The Islamist group is based in neighbouring Borno state and has been blamed for scores of similar attacks in crowded public places, such as mosques and markets, over the years.

Asked who was responsible, Abubakar said: “We all know the trend. We don’t suspect anyone specifically but we know those behind such kind of attacks.”

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor suicide bomber Nigeria, killing at least 50 peopleBoko Haram has increasingly been using teenagers or young women as bombers, many of whom have been abducted…

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