20 killed in northeast Nigeria mosque blasts

Just In: Twin Bomb Explosion Kill Many People Inside A Mosque In Adamawa

The blast happened in the afternoon while worshippers were holding Zuhr prayer.

Hospital workers told BBC that the toll could rise, and that several people were injured.

"Yet another bomber detonated another bomb as people scampered for safety", police spokesman Othman Abubakar told Anadolu Agency by phone.

The state Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Ahmad Sajoh, had confirmed that the 56 injuried persons severely injured were on admission in hospital.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has been in the United States this week and met his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump, who pledged more support in the fight against Boko Haram.

Mubi has suffered regular attacks by Boko Haram.

More than 20,000 people have been killed in the insurgency, which has also forced some two million to flee their homes.

Now, Buhari has said that he wants to contest in the upcoming national election.

No group has claimed responsibility for Tuesday's carnage but many believe Boko Haram to be behind it.

The blasts bore the hallmarks of Islamist militant group Boko Haram and follow Thursday's attack by the jihadist group on Maiduguri, the capital of neighbouring Borno state, which killed four people.

The Nigerian government had said since December 2015 that Boko Haram has been defeated.

Two local residents said that they have seen more than 60 bodies. Last November, a teenage suicide bomber attacked worshippers as they gathered for morning prayers, killing at least 50 people in one of the region's deadliest assaults in years.

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