Nigeria blasts kill 24: Reports

Updated: 02 May 2018 05:55 AM

Abuja [Nigeria] May 2 (ANI): At least 24 people were killed on Tuesday in a double suicide attack on a mosque and a market in northeast Nigeria.

The death toll is likely to increase.

The incident took place in the town of Mubi in Adamawa State at around 1pm local time as worshippers amassed for afternoon prayers, CNN reported, police as saying.

No terror outfit or group has claimed the responsibility for the attack. However, the Islamist militant group Boko Haram has launched previous attacks in Mubi, according to the reports.

"The first bomber went into the mosque while they were praying and detonated his explosives killing four people," spokesman for the Adamawa State police, Othman Abubakar told CNN.

The second bomber who was a few hundred meters afar detonated his device as well, as worshippers fled the mosque, which claimed another 20 lives.

The bombings come just a day after suicide bombers killed four people in Maiduguri, Borno State.

It is pertinent to mention that this also came a day after Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari met with his US counterpart Donald Trump in Washington and discussed national security and economy.(ANI)

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