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Another Bomb Attack Hit Madagali
Another bomb attack has occurred in Madagali town, in Adamawa State just few days after the army foiled a similar attack in the same area.
The blast occurred on Friday morning close to a security checkpoint at the entrance of the town.An eye witness who simply gave his name as Baba, said “We heard three blasts near the checkpoint where people gathered to be screened before entering the town as you know today is market day.
“The suicide bombers blew themselves up alongside the two vigilante members that approached them,” Baba said.
Confirming the development, Adamu Kamale, a member representing Madagali/Michika Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, told newsmen that he got the report, adding however that there was no death.
“Information available to me showed that there was no death in the blast,except that some people sustained injuries,” Kamale said.
He called on the Nigerian Army to deploy more troops to the Madagali axis of the Sambisa forest, where he claimed the insurgents were still taking refuge.
Similarly, Chairman of Madagali Local Government, Yusuf Mohammed, also confirmed the incident.
He said he could not provide details because “I was outside the town for an official engagement but I was called and informed about the incident.”
Recall that on January 4, three female suicide bombers who were on their way to Gulak market in the same Madagali Local Government Area were neutralized by vigilant security operatives.
In December 2016, another suicide bomb attack led to the death of more than 15 persons at a popular market in Madagali.
Former Nigerian Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, who also hails from Adamawa State, had after the December attack called on the military not to focus all its attention on Borno State to the detriment of the other North Eastern States who have also felt the brunt of the Boko Haram insurgents.