50 DEAD FROM SUICIDE BOMBING

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People gather at the site of a bomb explosion in Kano, Nigeria, Friday Nov. 28, 2014. An explosion tore through the central mosque in Nigeria's second-largest city on Friday, and officials feared the casualty toll would be high. Capt. Ikechukwu Eze said the Friday blast occurred at the main mosque in the city of Kano. Hundreds had gathered to listen to a sermon in a region terrorized by attacks from the militant group Boko Haram. (AP Photo/Muhammed Giginyu)

Katie Wertheimer

NIGERIA- Tuesday, November 21, a suicide bombing killed at least 50 citizens in Northeast Nigeria. The culprit has been described as a teenager who set the bomb to go off during a religious gathering.

The main suspect in the act of terrorism is thought to be the Boko Haram group. The extremist group has been responsible for many other attacks on the area including sending out bombers who identify as teenage boys and girls.

Most of the bombers in the group have been abducted in the past. The officials are still trying to determine the amount of people injured in the occurrence because they are spread out to separate hospitals, but more updates are coming soon.

Many of the citizens who were in the mosque were in mid-prayer at the time of the attack. According to eyewitnesses, about 40 people were killed on the spot, and the rest of the victims are being taken care of in local hospitals.

The government had decided not to make any comments at first, but has since stated that Boko Haram has been driven out of the forest and has been in captivity. Though they have overpowered the Islamic group, they have not yet conquered them entirely, so the minds of the people are not free from worries.

John berlin, President of local school board, expressed his sadness for the event.

“When you think about how much hate is out there, it’s very sad. This is all the more reason we need our faith.”

Haram has been blamed for a variety of 200,000 other deaths in the area, causing a crisis for the people in the area.

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