The Government of Adamawa State said that death toll in the twin bomb explosion in a mosque in the state has risen to 27.
The statement was issued on Tuesday evening by the state Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Ahmad Sajoh.
He also added that over 50 persons were also injured and admitted into the hospital.
The explosion occurred at the Kasuwan Gwanjo. The first suicide bomber exploded inside a mosque during 1pm prayers killing about 24 worshippers, while the second suicide bomber exploded at the market entrance as people where running out of the market killing many as well.
“While condemning the satanic, cowardly and dastardly act, His Excellency Sen. Mohammed Umar Jibrilla Bindow, the executive Governor of Adamawa State, had ordered the immediate provision of medical supplies and mobilization of medical officers to the general hospital in Mubi.
“In addition, the Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA) had been ordered to supply food and non-food items to the hospital to cater for victims and victims relations.”
The state government official urged people to help donate blood to injured victims.
A man who resides in the area, Garba Habu, said that he counted over 8 corpses at the scene, adding that; “A boy of about 18-19 -years wearing a suicide vest was said to have entered the mosque along with other worshippers. Immediately after the prayers, he detonated the bomb.”
Isa Danladi another man residing around the mosque where the first explosion occurred said that; “Many people died on the spot and several others were taken to hospital with severe injuries.”
“The mosque’s roof was blown off. The prayer was mid-way when the bomber detonated the explosives. This is obviously the work of Boko Haram,” he added.