About 20 dead in Yola,Maiduguri blast

 About 20 dead in Yola,Maiduguri blast

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Sixteen persons have been killed in a suicide bomb attack on a mosque in Yola the capital of Adamawa State in north-east Nigeria.

Reports say the attack, was carried out by a young girl, leaving about 56 persons injured.

The blast happened when worshipers were preparing for Jummah prayers .

The young girl had entered the crowded new mosque in Jambutu, which was being commissioned, unnoticed and detonated her strapped explosive, killing 16 persons.

The attack happened hours after a suicide bomb attack left six people dead in the early hours of Friday at a Mosque behind a Magistrate Court around the Polo area of Maiduguri, Borno State.

Some of the injured persons are receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Centre in Yola.

The Governor of the State who visited the victims receiving treatment at the hospital described the incident as ‘most unfortunate’.

No group has claimed responsibility for both attacks.

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