Friday, 23 October 2015

16 killed in suicide bomb attack on mosque in Yola

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Sixteen persons have been killed in a suicide bomb attack on a mosque in Yola, the capital of Adamawa State in north-east Nigeria.

The attack, which eyewitness said was carried out by a young girl, also left about 56 persons injured.


According to Channels Television’s reporter in Yola, the blast happened when worshipers were preparing for prayers on Friday.

Eyewitness said the young girl had entered the crowded new mosque in Jambutu, which was being commissioned, unnoticed and detonated her strapped explosive, killing 16 persons.

Some of the injured persons are receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Centre in Yola.

The Governor of the State, Bindo Jibrilla, has visited the victims receiving treatment at the hospital and he described the incident as ‘most unfortunate’.

Meanwhile, some of the residents in the area had protested what they perceived as poor handling of the situation by soldiers, forcing the troops to shoot into the air.

The attack happened hours after a suicide bomb attack left six people dead in the early hours of Friday at a Mosque behind a Magistrate Court around the Polo area of Maiduguri, Borno State.

No group has claimed responsibility for both attacks.

But a terrorist group, Boko Haram, has carried out similar attacks in the past.


UPDATE: 

Death toll in Yola suicide bombing rises to 30

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