More than 100 people dead in Nigeria attacks

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More than 100 people have been killed and dozens injured over the last 48 hours in Nigeria’s Adamawa State in two separate attacks, Nigeria’s Vanguard newspaper reported on Wednesday.

The death toll in Tuesday’s suicide bombing of a mosque has risen to 60 and combined with another separate shooting attack by unknown gunmen on nomadic Fulani herdsmen in Adamawa State’s Numan local government area which killed 45 people, the number of reported fatalities now stands at 105.

Two suicide bombers carried out the attack at the mosque in Mubi, the commercial nerve centre of Adamawa State.

Mubi was the headquarters of Boko Haram insurgents after they overran five local governments in the state in 2014 and renamed Mubi “Medinatul Islam.”

The governor of Adamawa State, Senator Muhammed Umar Jibrilla, said that security had been stepped up in response to the deadly attacks:

“We have engaged all security agencies to ensure that this type of wicked act does not repeat itself in any part of the state,” said Jibrilla,

“We call for calm as security has been stepped up in Mubi and environs and we will not rest until those behind this wicked act are brought to book.”