Bomb blast kills many in Adamawa

People gathered at the site of a suicide attack in Maiduguri Nigeria Thursday Nov. 16 2017

People gathered at the site of a suicide attack in Maiduguri Nigeria Thursday Nov. 16 2017

Boko Haram typically mounts suicide attacks in crowded public places such as mosques and markets.

The blast happened during early morning prayers at the Madina mosque in the Unguwar Shuwa area of Mubi, some 200 kilometres (125 miles) by road from the Adamawa state capital, Yola.

Police spokesman Abubakar Othman said the number of dead could rise further "as those seriously injured could add to the figure".

He said the attack targeted Muslims worshipers performing morning prayers.

"I counted 27 dead and 49 injured people as they are being evacuated to the hospital", said one Mubi resident, who simply identified himself as Danladi.

No-one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but suspicions are likely to fall on the Boko Haram terror group, which often carries out attacks against civilians in the country's north-east.

Ahmad said the insurgents abducted seven farmers killed six of them in a nearby bush.

The mosque was packed with worshippers during morning prayers when the bomber struck.

The explosion bore the hallmarks of a Boko Haram attack.

Adamawa, Borno and Yobe have been the most affected states by the Boko Haram insurgency that has caused about 100,000 deaths since 2009.

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