The death toll of Muslim worshippers in the bomb explosion that rocked a mosque in Mubi, Adamawa State has risen to 27, according to the State Government.
The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Ahmad Sajoh, said in a statement that 56 people were also injured in the twin blast.
Sajoh said the blast occurred inside a mosque in Kasuwan Gwanjo (second-hand clothes market).
“While condemning the satanic, cowardly and dastardly act, Gov. Umar Jibrilla Bindow of Adamawa State, has ordered the immediate provision of medical supplies and mobilisation of medical officers to the general hospital in Mubi.
“In addition, the Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA) had been ordered to supply food and non-food items to the hospital to cater for victims and victims relations,” the statement read in part.
Earlier, the State Police Command said 24 worshippers were killed in the explosion, which occurred while worshippers were observing the Zuhr (afternoon) prayer at about 1.00 p.m.
“While people were evacuating the victims of the first blast, another explosion went off,”the police said.
Eyewitnesses had earlier reported that “many lives were lost and several persons injured.”
The explosion was allegedly triggered by a teenage boy wearing a suicide vest.
No group has claimed responsibility for carnage but many believed Boko Haram insurgent group could be behind it.
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