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Death toll hits 37 in Adamawa Mosque attack

Anxious family members awaited word on loved ones Tuesday as rescue crews searched grimy debris and ruins for more than a dozen people missing after  a bomb attack at a Mosque in Adamawa state.

The attack occurred in the city of Mubi with a resident saying so far 37 bodies and a dozen more in critical conditions.

He said a suicide bomber blew himself up among the crowds of worshippers, traders and shoppers.

Meanwhile, the Adamawa state police spokesman Othman Abubakar said, “For now (the death toll) is 24,” with residents saying the casualty figures is higher.

Ezra Sakawa, chief medical director of Mubi general hospital, said 27 people died and 56 were injured.


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