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October 23, 2015

Death toll in Yola mosque attack rises to 27, as 96 injured

File Photo: Gombe presidential rally Car-Bomb-Blast in 2014

The death toll in Friday’s bomb attack on  a Mosque in Jambutu, Jimeta, Yola, the Adamawa state capital, has risen to 27, with 96 others injured.

File Photo: Gombe presidential rally Car-Bomb-Blast in 2014

File Photo: Gombe presidential rally Car-Bomb-Blast in 2014

According to spokesman of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Sani Datti, 27 persons were killed in the incident that occurred during Juma’at prayer, while 96 others were injured and evacuated to the Federal Medical Centre, Yola and the Specialist Hospital Jimeta, Adamawa state.

Datti said: “As I speak to you, dismembered bodies of several victims are being moved and the place have been cordoned off,” he said.

The Yola attack occurred hours after a similar explosion occurred in a mosque in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, killing and injuring many worshippers during the early morning prayer session.

That blast, according to residents, occurred in Jiddari Polo area at about 5am when Muslims were performing the first congregational prayer of the day.