Just in: 1 teenage bomber arrested in Adamawa, others flee

Just in: 1 teenage bomber arrested in Adamawa, others flee

Troops of the Nigerian military have arrested a teenage bomber in Adamawa, one of the worst hit states by the Boko Haram terrorist group in the north-eastern part of Nigeria, just as two others were said to have escaped from being caught.

Though details of the arrest were still sketchy at the time of this report, it happened just days after some bombers detonated improvised explosive devices they were laced with in a mosque while worshippers prayed.

"Locals said the arrested terrorist was in company of two others who fled towards the major market road in the town," TVC's Sumner Sambo said.

NAIJ.com earlier reported that many people were on Tuesday, May 1, feared dead following bomb blasts in Mubi town, Adamawa state, north east Nigeria, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.

Just in: 1 teenage bomber arrested in Adamawa, others flee

A vest belonging to one of the bombers. Credit: Sumner Sambo

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Confirming the incident, the chairman of Mubi north local government, Alhaji Musa Bello, said the blasts occurred around 1.30 pm.

He said: “All I can tell you for now is that I am on my way to the scene to help in evacuation of casualties. Nobody can tell you the number of dead and injured for now.”

NAIJ.com also reported that the Nigerian presidency reacted to the bomb blast that rocked Mubi town in Adamawa state on Workers Day.

Just in: 1 teenage bomber arrested in Adamawa, others flee

A vest laced with IEDs and worn by bombers. Credit: Sumner Sambo

The presidency tweeted its condolences to the government and people of Adamawa state while calling the acts tragic and despicable.

"Today’s bomb attacks in Mubi, Adamawa state, targeting a Mosque and market, are tragic and despicable. Our sympathies go to the victims, their families, the Govt & people of Adamawa. Our special gratitude to all the rescue workers & medical personnel who attended to victims," the tweet read.

Just in: 1 teenage bomber arrested in Adamawa, others flee

The teenage boy arrested by troops. Credit: Sumner Sambo

Another report by NAIJ.com stated that the Adamawa commissioner of police, Abdullahi Yerim, confirmed that two male bombers were involved the twin bomb attacks in Mubi town.

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Yerima, who spoke to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said the first blast was in a mosque around the second hand clothes market during afternoon prayer, while the second was outside the mosque.

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Source: Naija.ng

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