Adamawa State Police Command spokesman, Ibrahim Mohammed, DSP, has confirmed that 25 dead bodies have so far been deposited at the General hospital, Mubi, even as the state government has imposed a 24-hour dusk to dawn curfew on the town in the wake of the Monday night gun attack.
DSP Mohammed, however, stated that figure is likely to rise as security agents continue to mop up the incident area.
According to reports at least 26 persons, mostly students of three tertiary institutions, were massacred in cold blood on Independence Day night by unknown gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram Islamic sect.
The casualties, believed to be, mostly students of the Federal Polytechnic, School of Health Technology and the Adamawa State University, all in Mubi, were shot dead in what was described by the spokesman of the Federal Polytechnic as a “commando style attack”.
The spokesman [named withheld for security reasons] of the Federal Polytechnic, Mubi, who spoke to ThisDay via telephone, said the shooting took place at about 10pm, when unknown gunmen opened fire on some students at Wuro Fatuje.
He stated that the sporadic shooting lasted for over one hour. Wuro Fatuje, a surburb of Mubi, is heavily populated with off-campus students of the three institutions. The spokesman stated that the unknown gunmen shot sporadically at any moving persons, for over one hour.