Terrorists belonging to the extreme Islamist group Boko Haram – the same group responsible for kidnapping nearly 300 Nigerian school girls who have not yet been rescued – have reportedly let off a bomb in Mubi, Adamawa State that killed at least 60 people.
According to SaharaReporters:
Two security sources in the area told SaharaReporters that a horrendous explosion rocked the bar and brothel which usually teems with civilian and military patrons. The explosion happened close to 6 pm. Nigerian time, both sources said. One of our sources said none of the casualties was a soldier, but the other stated that it was too early to determine whether any of the dead were soldiers.
The bombed facility is a short distance away from the headquarters of the Special Operations Battalion (SOB) of the Nigerian army in Mubi. The battalion is at the center of the Nigerian government’s counter-offensive against Boko Haram’s increasingly daring attacks on military and civilian targets.
Soldiers based in Mubi frequently join civilians to eat, drink and dance at the watering hole, our sources said, adding that military commanders generally warned soldiers not to stay at the joint past 4 p.m.
In recent weeks, Boko Haram has carried out deadly attacks in the northeast Nigerian states of Adamawa, Borno and tone, despite the Federal Government’s declaration of a state of emergency in the three states.
We will continue to keep Nigeria and the families affected by this terrorist group in our prayers. Developing…
SOURCE: SaharaReporters | PHOTO CREDIT: AFP PHOTO / BOKO HARAM/Getty