In Adamawa Bomb explodes inside mosque, 24 feared killed

Many feared killed after a bomb goes off in a mosque in Adamawa.

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Boko Haram recently abducted 112 schoolgirls in almost a carbon copy of the Chibok kidnapping in 2014

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A bomb has just gone off in an Adamawa mosque, with many feared dead.

According to Sahara Reporters, the bomb went off in a mosque in Mubi, Adamawa, as Muslims observed their afternoon prayer.

According to Sahara Reporters, a boy who was putting on a suicide vest, set off the bomb.

Police say at least 24 worshipers were killed in the attack, the Associated Press reports.

The culprits haven't been identified at the time of this report, although the modus operandi fits into the pattern of terrorist sect Boko Haram.

Boko Haram has been waging a war against the Nigerian State since 2009.

The senator representing Kaduna Central in the upper legislative chamber, Shehu Sani says: "The suicide bomb attack on a mosque in Adamawa stands condemned. It's despicable and evil. Again, it demonstrates the irreligious lunacy and coloration of terrorism. Both Muslims and Christians are victims".

According to the BBC, the police suspects Boko Haram as being behind the attack.

Asides Boko Haram, Nigeria is also battling herdsmen attacks in north central States.

Boko Haram has displaced millions and killed over 20,000 people since 2009.

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