50 die in Adamawa mosque attack

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President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday described the killing of over 50 people in a suicide attack in Adamawa State as “very cruel and dastardly” The attack happened in Dazala, Mubi town yesterday around 5 a.m. when Muslims were observing the early morning prayer. It was the first attack in three years since the liberation of Mubi from Boko

Haram insurgents in 2014 The police in Adamawa State confirmed that no fewer than 50 people died in the explosion Its spokesman Othman Abubakar told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that a young boy was responsible for the blast which occurred during the early morning prayer.

“We have 50 dead and we are now trying to get the exact number of those injured,” Abubakar said. Commiserating with the families, government and people of the state, President Buhari assured them that government would do everything required to secure the state from the deadly menace of Boko Haram.

The President, in a statement by Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, enjoined the people in the entire North-east to be more vigilant and report suspicious persons to security agencies in order to avert further attacks on soft targets by the terrorist group. He has also directed the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to deploy more police personnel in the area to prevent further attacks by armed bandits in Zamfara State. Noting the current moves by the IGP to review police personnel and strategy in the state, the President directed him to visit the state and report back his findings about the deadly attacks.

The directives followed recent killings and wanton destruction carried out by unknown gunmen on communities in Shinkafi and Maradun Local Government Areas of the state. President Buhari prayed that God would console the bereaved families in the Adamawa and Zamfara incidents, heal the injured, and grant rest to the souls of the departed.

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