Suicide bomb kills 50 eastern Nigeria


At least 50 people have been killed in a suicide bombing of a mosque in the eastern Nigerian state of Adamawa.

The Madina mosque in town of Mubi was full of worshippers for mornings prayers when the attacker detonated his suicide vest on Tuesday morning.

AFP reports that the bomber had “mingled with worshippers” and appeared part of the congregation.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but Islamic militant group Boko Haram has stepped up suicide attacks in eastern Nigeria in recent months, and typically targets crowded civilian areas like mosques and markets.

Over the last year, the Nigerian military has found success in retaking territory from Boko Haram and the terror group has responded by stepping up its violent campaign of terror on the local population in eastern Nigeria. Since its militarisation in 2009, the group is estimated to have killed as many as 20,000 people.



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