Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has visited victims of Mubi bomb blast at the Federal Medical Centre, Yola, Adamawa State on Monday.
During the visit, Atiku added N10million to the Hospital Paupers’ Fund he had endowed for treatment of poor persons at the hospital. See more photos below:
More than 60 people were killed in twin suicide bombings in Mubi, Adamawa state on Tuesday.
Two local residents who attended funerals of the victims revealed this to AFP.
Suicide bombers killed dozens of people at a mosque and a market in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, in a twin attack bearing the hallmarks of Islamist insurgents Boko Haram.
One Muhammad Hamidu, said:
“I took part in the burial of 68 people. More bodies were being brought by families of the victims.”
Another, Abdullahi Labaran, said:
“We left 73 freshly dug graves where each victim was buried.”
The blasts, said to have been carried out by young boys, happened shortly after 1:00 pm (1200 GMT) in Mubi, some 200 kilometres (125 miles) from the Adamawa state capital, Yola.
Imam Garki, from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), said a joint assessment with the police and Red Cross found that 26 people were killed and 56 were injured, 11 of them critically.
They were transferred to the Federal Medical Centre in Yola for treatment. But a medical source at the Mubi General Hospital said they had received 37 bodies, while a rescue worker involved in the relief operation said he counted 42 dead and 68 injured.