30 Confirmed Dead In Adamawa Blasts

Diary blast

Military Authorities have confirmed that 30 people lost their lives in the bomb blast that rocked a local market in Madagali, Adamawa State, North East Nigeria.

Spokesman of the 28th Task Force Battalion of the Nigerian Army, Badere Akintoye, told newsmen that the two teen female suicide bombers sneaked into the busy market and detonated their explosives.

“For now 30 were confirmed dead and another 67 (were) injured and have been evacuated to Michika hospital,” he said.

Madagali is close to Borno, the state worst-affected by the Boko Haram insurgency.

It was one of several others captured by the terrorists at the height of the insurgency but has since been recaptured by troops of the Nigerian military.



    Friday’s attack was not the first in Madagali as a busy motor park had been targeted by two female suicide bombers a year ago, precisely on December 28, 2015.

    Local sources had earlier said two female suicide bombers detonated the bombs at the grains and second hand clothes section of the market, Fridaynoon, killing dozens of people.

    Chairman of Madagali Local Government, Yusuf Muhammad, described the attack as a huge setback to the community as relative peace have returned to the area and residents have resumed normal commercial and social activities following successful military operations.

    He called on government to deploy more soldiers to the surrounding areas where he said Boko Haram insurgents had set up camps.

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