60 killed in twin suicide attacks in Nigeria

60 killed in twin suicide attacks in Nigeria

Maiduguri, Nigeria (Web Desk): At least 60 people were killed on Tuesday in double suicide bombings in northeast Nigeria, residents revealed, international media reported.

According to details, the attacks targeted a mosque and a market in Mubi and blame has been pointed to the Boko Haram extremist group.

The blasts happened at about 1:20 pm (1220 GMT) in Mubi, a city some 200 kilometers (125 miles) from the Adamawa state capital, Yola.

"I took part in the burial of 68 people. More bodies were being brought by families of the victims," A resident, Muhammad Hamidu, told.

Another, Abdullahi Labaran, said: "We left 73 freshly dug graves where each victim was buried." 

it is pertinent to remember that last Thursday, at least four people were killed when suicide bombers and fighters attempted to storm the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, raising fresh questions about security.