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

Michele Moreno
November 22, 2017

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.

Boko Haram increasingly has been using teenagers or young women as bombers, many of whom have been abducted.

The teenage boy was wearing a suicide bomb vest which he triggered during early morning prayers at the Mosque at Kunu Araha area of Mubi town in Adamawa State.

"Already, the injured have been rushed to hospitals".

Adamawa, the state where Mubi is located, is no stranger to Boko Haram's violent attentions, according to NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton.

He said since 2010 Amnesty International has been documenting human rights abuses and serious violations of international humanitarian law by Boko Haram that may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Authorities and experts suspect Boko Haram in the attack.

Boko Haram fighters killed six farmers outside Maiduguri, the civilian militia and the brother of one of the victims said on Monday.

"The extremists held territory in Adamawa state in 2014", she notes, "but were pushed out of the areas under their control by early 2015 in a concerted offensive by the Nigerian military, backed by troops from neighboring countries".

Yet in recent months, Boko Haram activity has been concentrated around Madagali, in the far north of Adamawa near the border with neighbouring Borno state.

Most attacks focus on Borno state, the birthplace of the insurgency.

"It appears that despite open calls for Boko Haram to desist in such acts of mass violence against Muslim civilian interests, that these have not been heeded", he added.

Other reports by Insurance News

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