Boko Haram Suspected of Nigerian Mosque Bombing that Killed Up to 50

Boko Haram Suspected of Nigerian Mosque Bombing that Killed Up to 50

Tuesday's attack was the biggest in Nigeria's northeast since two schoolgirl suicide bombers killed 56 people and wounded dozens more at a market in Adamawa last December.

The attack happened in Dazala, Mubi town yesterday around 5 a.m. when Muslims were observing the early morning prayer.

Adamawa state police spokesman Othman Abubakar told AFP that "at least 50" people were killed in the Mubi attack, which saw the bomber detonate his explosives among worshippers.

So far none of the terrorist organizations has claimed responsibility for the incident.

People gathered at the site of a suicide attack in Maiduguri, Nigeria, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017.

Boko Haram has waged an insurgency in northeast Nigeria since 2009 in its attempt to create an Islamic state in the region, killing more than 20,000 and forcing around two million people to flee their homes.

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Police say the young bomber was mingling with worshippers in the town of Mubi when he detonated his explosives.

He said this is the deadliest attack on civilians by the militant group since the start of the year, "It is deplorable that the attack was launched at a time when civilians were congregating for dawn prayers".

The BBC's Ishaq Khalid reports that Boko Haram militants have recently stepped up suicide bombings in Nigeria's north-east after the military recaptured territories previously controlled by the group.

Boko Haram typically mounts suicide attacks in crowded public places such as mosques and markets. However, a reporter on the scene said the death toll was no more than 27, all men and boys.

Ryan Cummings, from security analysts Signal Risk, said the attack suggests Boko Haram "has an active operational presence in Adamawa" and retained the capacity to hit hard.

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