Mubi attack: Death toll rises to 50

The Adamawa Police Command says the death toll in Tuesday’s Mubi mosque suicide attack has risen to 50.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, Othman Abubakar, confirmed the development to journalists on Tuesday.

Abubakar said a young boy was responsible for the blast which occurred during the early morning prayer.

The attack happened in Dazala area of Mubi town in Adamawa on Tuesday around 5 a.m. when Muslims were observing the early morning prayer.

Fifteen people were earlier confirmed dead, but the figure was later reviewed to 25, and then to 50.

The incident was the first in three years since the liberation of Mubi town from Boko Haram insurgents in 2014.

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