Death toll rises to 86 in Mubi mosque blasts

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FOLLOWING the twin blasts that rocked a mosque in Mubi, Adamawa State during an afternoon prayers session on Tuesday, the casualty toll has risen to 86 people, according to residents engaged in burial of the victims.

 

They insist that death tolls were far higher than the 27 people who police said had died from the attack, which has been blamed on Boko Haram – though the group has not claimed responsibility.

A source at the Adamawa Police Command who refused to be quoted said an additional 58 people were wounded in Tuesday’s attack in the town of Mubi,

A suicide bomber detonated explosives at a mosque during afternoon prayers. As worshippers fled, a second bomber exploded a device about 200 metres away. Local gravediggers at the town’s only cemetery said they buried 86 bodies.

 

“Information at our disposal indicates that over 76 people were buried today (Wednesday). At 3pm 10 more bodies were brought in and buried, he added. These people died overnight from injuries, obviously,” he said.

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