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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

What Police Said About Today's Twin Bomb Blast By Male Suicide Bombers In Adamawa

There was a twin bomb blasts by male suicide bombers who are probably Boko Haram members in Adamawa state, and the police have spoken out on the incident which killed at least 24 persons.
File photo: Scene of a blast
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.
It was reported online that that 24 persons have been confirmed dead.
The police spokesperson in the state, Othman Abubakar, said the first of the blasts occurred at about 1:00 p.m.
He said: "While people were evacuating the victims of the first blast, another explosion occurred.
"As I am talking to you now, 24 persons are confirmed dead. The scene has been cordoned-off by the Anti-bomb squad and other security personnel."
Isa Danladi who resides in the area said: “Many people died on the spot and several others were taken to hospital with severe injuries.
“The mosque’s roof was blown off. The prayer was mid-way when the bomber detonated the explosives. This is obviously the work of Boko Haram."
Confirming the incident, the chairman of Mubi north local government, Alhaji Musa Bello, said the blasts occurred around 1 30 pm.
He said: “All I can tell you for now is that I am on my way to the scene to help in evacuation of casualties. Nobody can tell you the number of dead and injured for now.”

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