Adamawa mosque blast: Death toll rises to 27

The Commissioner of Information and Strategy in Adamawa State, Ahmad Sajoh, says the death toll in the bomb explosion in a mosque in the state has risen to 27.

Sajoh, who made this known on Tuesday evening added that 56 injured persons were on admission in a hospital.

He said the blast occurred inside a mosque in Kasuwan Gwanjo (second hand clothes market).

“While condemning the satanic, cowardly and dastardly act, His Excellency Sen. Mohammed Umar Jibrilla Bindow, the executive Governor of Adamawa State, had ordered the immediate provision of medical supplies and mobilization of medical officers to the general hospital in Mubi.

“In addition, the Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA) had been ordered to supply food and non-food items to the hospital to cater for victims and victims relations.”

Mr Sajoh urged people to donate blood to help injured victims. He asked residents to be more vigilant and reiterated the government’s commitment to the protection of lives and properties of all citizens.

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