NIGERIA (OBSERVATORY) – The death toll in a double terrorist attack in northeastern Nigeria rose to 86, according to Agence France Presse, citing graveyard workers where the dead were buried.
Earlier, 27 dead and more than 60 victims were reported.
“(Tuesday), we buried the bodies until 21.00.To the end of the work, there were 76 graves.We buried 76 people yesterday.Today, at 15.00, ten more bodies buried,”- said one of the interlocutors of the agency.
The attack occurred in the city of Mubi in the state of Adamawa on Tuesday. Head of the State Police Abdullahi Yerima said that one terrorist was blown up in a mosque, and the second suicide bomber was in a nearby clothing market.
In Nigeria, the radical Islamist group Boko Haram operates. The militants oppose the Western model of education and seek the introduction of Sharia throughout the country.
The grouping is behind most of the terrorist attacks that are regularly carried out in response to a military campaign directed against it, which is being carried out by Niger, Cameroon and Chad.