Suicide bomber kills at least 50 in northern Nigeria

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Teenage bomber spoke to worshippers at mosque before detonating explosives

The Associated Press
Posted: Nov 21, 2017 4:58 AM ET
Last Updated: Nov 21, 2017 4:58 AM ET

Police in northeastern Nigeria say at least 50 people are dead after a suicide bombing at a mosque.

The teenage bomber detonated early Tuesday in Adamawa state as people were arriving for morning prayers.

Police spokesman Othman Abubakar tells The Associated Press that the young man detonated his explosives while mingling among the worshippers.

While there was no immediate claim of responsibility, suspicion immediately fell on Boko Haram. 

The Islamic extremist group is based in neighbouring Borno state and has been blamed for scores of similar attacks.

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