A bomb explosion rocked a market in Mubi, Adamawa State today and many people are feared dead.
Two suicide bombers entered the market and detonated their bomb vests at the crowdy market.
The state Police public relations officer confirmed the incident and said efforts are being made to evacuate the dead bodies.
There are also reports of blasts in and around a mosque which killed around 20 people in the northeast Nigerian town of Mubi same today.
It was gathered that the explosion happened in a mosque in Mubi, Adamawa, when Muslims were observing their afternoon prayer.
It was said that a boy who was putting on a suicide vest set off the bomb.
The blasts bore the hallmarks of Islamist militant group Boko Haram and follow Thursday’s attack by the jihadist group on Maiduguri, the capital of neighbouring Borno state, which killed four people.
See graphic photos from the blast below:
ADAMAWA MOSQUE AND MARKET BOMB BLAST UPDATE:
The Adamawa Commissioner of Police, Mr Abdullahi Yerim, has confirmed that two male suicide bombers were involved in Tuesday’s twin bomb attacks in Mubi town.
Yerima said the first blast was in a mosque around the second hand clothes market during afternoon prayer, while the second was outside the mosque.
“The first blast was in a mosque while the second suicide bomber detonated outside the area when people around were rushing to escape,” Yerima said.
The commissioner said so far, information reaching him indicated that about 20 people were seriously injured, and had been taken to the Mubi General Hospital.
“I am yet to get the details of death for now,” Yerima said.
The blast was coming after the one that occurred in a Mosque in November in Mubi last year that claimed about 50 lives.