Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Teen suicide bomber kills at least 50 in Nigeria, according to police



At least 50 people have been killed in a suicide bombing on a mosque in northeast Nigeria, according to police.
 
 
Police say the young bomber was mingling with worshippers in the town of Mubi when he detonated his explosives.
 
 
Police spokesman Abubakar Othman said the number of dead could rise further "as those seriously injured could add to the figure".


The explosion bore the hallmarks of a Boko Haram attack. The extremists often strike with suicide bombings in crowded public places like mosques and markets.


Abubakar Sule, who lives near the mosque, said he was present during the rescue operation and that 40 people died on the spot while several others were taken to hospital with severe and life-threatening injuries.


He said: "The roof was blown off. People near the mosque said the prayer was mid-way when the bomber, who was obviously in the congregation, detonated his explosives.


"This is obviously the work of Boko Haram."




SKY     News.