60 Feared Dead As Boko Haram Bombs Bar In Adamawa

60 Feared Dead As Boko Haram Bombs Bar In Adamawa

By Salisu Sulaimon | Sub-Editor on June 1, 2014
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A man looks at the ruins of his home following a Boko Haram attack in North Eastern Nigeria

The Islamist extremist group, Boko Haram has struck again bombing a bar and brothel located near a military base in Mubi, Adamawa state on Sunday evening, June 1, 2014.

At least 60 are reported to have lost their lives in the blast, among which is one soldier.

The bomb went off at about 6pm according to eyewitnesses. The building the incident occurred is said to be very close to the headquarters of the Special Operations Battalion (SOB) of the Nigerian army in Mubi.

Sahara Reporters reports:

The battalion is at the center of the Nigerian government’s counter-offensive against Boko Haram’s increasingly daring attacks on military and civilian targets.

Soldiers based in Mubi frequently join civilians to eat, drink and dance at the watering hole, our sources said, adding that military commanders generally warned soldiers not to stay at the joint past 4 p.m.

In recent weeks, Boko Haram has carried out deadly attacks in the northeast Nigerian states of Adamawa, Borno and tone, despite the Federal Government’s declaration of a state if emergency in the three states.

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