Casualty figures from Adamawa market, mosque blasts released

Mubi resident Abdullahi Labaran said the first bomber mingled with worshippers who had gathered for prayers at the mosque at the edge of the market

Mubi resident Abdullahi Labaran said the first bomber mingled with worshippers who had gathered for prayers at the mosque at the edge of the market

"As I am talking to you now, 24 persons are confirmed dead". A source at Mubi General Hospital told AFP they had "so far" received 37 bodies and dozens of injured, many of them critically. We left 73 freshly dug graves where each victim was buried.

In recent months, Boko Haram activity has been concentrated in the far north of Adamawa state, around Madagali, near the border with Borno state.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but the blasts bore the hallmarks of the armed Boko Haram group, which has waged a deadly campaign of violence in Africa's most populous country since 2009, and often deploys suicide bombers in crowded places.

Nigeria's government and military have long maintained that the Islamic State group affiliate is a spent force and on the verge of defeat.

This comes a day after President Muhammadu Buhari met with President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington DC, USA. "Our special gratitude to all the rescue workers & medical personnel who attended to victims".

The blast happened in the afternoon while worshippers were holding Zuhr prayer.

He detonated his explosives "five minutes before the prayer started", he added.

The attacks targeted a mosque and a market in Mubi and blame has been pointed to the Boko Haram extremist group. Last November more than 50 people were killed when suspected militants detonated a suicide bomb inside a mosque in the same town.

In June 2014, at least 40 football supporters, including women and children, died in a bomb attack after a match in the Kabang area of the town.

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