More than 105 persons were killed in the two fatal attacks that rocked Adamawa State in the last two days, as many others who have sustained serious injuries.
Although Adamawa State Police Commissioner, Mr. Othman Abubakar said confirmed 50 to have died in the attack, saying “We have 50 dead and we are now trying to get the exact number of those injured,” the actual figure is past that.
In Mubi, 60 persons were killed early yesterday morning by two suicide bombers at a mosque, while another 45 nomadic Fulani herdsman were also killed by unknown gunmen in Kikan community in Numan Local Government Area of the state.
The twin suicide bomb blast occurred in the popular Shiwa Mosque, located at Anguwar Medina, in Yelwa quarters of Mubi, the commercial nerve centre of Adamawa State.
Speaking on the incident, the eyewitness said 60 persons died in the blasts. 45 other persons were later confirmed dead in Numan by the state police commend aside the earlier 50.
Eyewitness further narrated that the two suicide bombers ran from two directions into the mosque at exactly 5:05am, yesterday, while Muslim faithful were observing the SUBHI (morning prayers). The eyewitness, who identified himself as Bello Fari, said he escaped death by the whiskers as he was equally rushing to meet up the two rak’at prayers.
Fari said: “My house is close to the mosque. I was almost late for the prayers and as I was rushing, I saw two supposed worshippers rushing to enter the mosque though there was some gap between me and them. Moments after the duo entered the mosque, there was a loud bang.
“The bombers waited until the nearly 150-capacity mosque was filled to capacity before they struck.
“Moment after the blast, the prayer was short-lived as the worshippers scampered for their safety, even as I watched from a close range.”