Casualty figures from Adamawa market, mosque blasts released

Mubi resident Abdullahi Labaran said the first bomber mingled with worshippers who had gathered for prayers at the mosque at the edge of the market

Casualty figures from Adamawa market, mosque blasts released

"I took part in the burial of 68 people. More bodies were being brought by families of the victims".

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

But there has been no let-up in attacks in the northeast, particularly in Borno state, adjacent to Adamawa, which has been the epicenter of the violence.

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Boko Haram fighters are also said to be hiding in the Mandara mountains to the east near Cameroon.

The jihadist group on Thursday carried out an attack in Maiduguri, capital of neighbouring Borno state, that killed four people.

This comes a day after President Muhammadu Buhari met with President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington DC, USA.

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"How they think in terms of combat, in my opinion, is still thinking of things as conventional warfare", Lieutenant-Colonel Sean McClure, the United States defense attaché in Abuja, told AFP last month. "Our special gratitude to all the rescue workers & medical personnel who attended to victims".

Yerima, who spoke to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said the first blast was in a mosque around the second hand clothes market during afternoon prayer, while the second was outside the mosque.

He detonated his explosives "five minutes before the prayer started", he added.

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Mubi is around 200 kilometres (124 miles) away from Maiduguri where last week's attack was the second in a month. In 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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