Boko Haram kills six in NE Nigeria: militia, local

Lester Mason
November 21, 2017

A suicide bomber killed dozens of people and injured scores more outside a mosque in the Nigerian town of Mubi during Tuesday's morning prayers.

A boy within the age of 17 wearing a suicide vest went into the mosque together with other worshippers.

"It was when the prayers were on that he set off his explosives".

Asked who was responsible, Abubakar said: "We all know the trend".

"Many of those injured in the attack are now receiving treatment at various hospitals in Mubi North where the attacks occurred around Kunu Araha area" he said.

Ahmad said the insurgents abducted seven farmers killed six of them in a nearby bush.


"I can't tell you the casualty figure for now", Furo said.

Since 2009, tens of thousands of people in Nigeria have died at the hands of Boko Haram, while an estimated 2.5 millions have also been forced to flee their homes.

The town's name was changed temporarily to Madinatul Islam, or "City of Islam" in Arabic, during the Boko Haram occupation.

Attacks on isolated rural communities have been a feature of Boko Haram's Islamist insurgency in the remote region in recent months after the end of the annual rainy season.

There have been repeated suicide bombings in the area, which lies not far from the Sambisa Forest area of Borno, where the militants had a base.

The security has been stepped-up in Mubi and the Governor of Adamawa State has called for calm among residents.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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