‘Shocked’ by Attack on Mosque, Nigeria Tightens Security in Northeast

Source: The New York Times

ABUJA, Nigeria — Twin suicide bombings at a mosque and at a market have left at least 27 people dead and scores wounded in northeastern Nigeria, leading the authorities on Wednesday to tighten security in the region, which has been targeted repeatedly in recent years by Boko Haram, the rebel Islamist insurgency.

The bombings took place around 1 p.m. on Tuesday during afternoon prayers in Mubi, a town roughly 120 miles north of Yola, the capital of Adamawa State. The suicide bombers, two young men, detonated a first bomb after prayers began and a second one outside as people fled, according to the police.

Usman Abubakar, a local police spokesman, said 27 people were killed and 58 were wounded by the suicide bombers, which he said were believed to have been Boko Haram militants.

“For a long time we haven’t experienced anything on this scale,” Mr. Abubakar said.

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  1. Considering the attack was on a mosque and ironically when prayers were going on, it’s strange that the person refers to this gang of murderers (boko haram), as so-called ‘muslims’!

    I wish the media would leave out the word Muslim when reporting on atrocities committed by murderers who claim they are doing what they are doing in the name of Islam. For THEY are the biggest enemies of Islam and known hypocrites if they are calling themselves Muslims.

    They are shedding fellow muslim blood without reason or cause! And if they are killing non-muslims without reason or cause, the better name to call them with is MURDERERS!!!

    • I have lived sort of ‘in the middle of it all’, in Iraq from 2003 to 2011 and in Libya for a few months when Col. Ghaddafi was killed / murdered. And I still cannot understand how any one can murder civilians (especially in a mosque of course) and sort of feel a satisfaction in it. …

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