UPDATED: 27 Persons Killed In Adamawa Twin Suicide Bomb Attack
27 persons have been reported killed in two separate suicide bomb attacks in Mubi, Adamawa State.
Principal Medical Officer of Mubi General Hospital, Dr Edgar Sakawa confirmed this figure to Channels Television.
He added that 56 others sustained various degree of injuries.
The Adamawa State Police spokesperson, Othman Abubakar also confirmed report of the attack.
He said the first bomb attack occurred inside a mosque while the second was detonated at a second hand clothing market about 200 metres from the scene of the first blast.
Police authorises have since deployed anti bomb squad to the area while victims of the attack have been evacuated to Mubi General hospital.
Meanwhile, Governor Mohammed Jibrilla of Adamawa State has described the suicide attacks as unfortunate.
Jibrilla, who was represented by his media aide, Macaulay Hunohashi, said the state commissioner of health has been directed to move to the local government to assist the surviving victims of the attack.
He appealed to the residents of the area not to be deterred by the unfortunate incidence but to report unknown individuals to the authorities.
It could be recalled that in November last year there was a bomb blast in Arhankulu area of Mubi where several were killed.
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