At Least 50 Killed In Bombing During Mosque's Morning Prayers In Nigeria

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At least 50 people have been killed in a suicide bombing at a mosque in northern Nigeria on 21 November, police have said. There was no claim of responsibility.

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

Abubakar Othman, a police spokesman in Adamawa state, said the death toll is at least 50 but "there could be more as those seriously injured could add to the figure".

Boko Haram typically mounts suicide attacks in crowded public places such as mosques and markets.

Boko Haram briefly overran Mubi in late 2014 as its fighters rampaged across northeastern Nigeria, seizing towns and villages in its quest to establish a hardline Islamic state. "People near the mosque said the prayer was midway when the bomber, who was obviously in the congregation, detonated his explosives".

Boko Haram has been blamed for more than 20,000 deaths during its almost decade-old insurgency, which has spilled over into neighbouring countries and displaced millions of people, creating a vast humanitarian crisis.

The president, while commiserating with families of the several victims, government and people of the state, assured that government would do everything required to secure the state from the deadly menace of Boko Haram.

The group is based in neighbouring Borno state and has been blamed for scores of similar attacks over the years. The group held land around the size of Belgium in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states until early 2015 but was forced out by Nigeria's army and troops from neighboring countries.

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