Two separate bomb blasts on Friday at a market within the Madagali space of Adamawa State killed over fifty six individuals whereas additionally leaving a minimum of 177 others critically injured.
The Military Public Relations Officer in command of 28 Process Pressure Battalion, Mubi, Adamawa, Main Badare Akintoye, confirmed the incident.
Chairman of Madagali Council, Yusuf Mohammed, whereas additionally acknowledging the tragedy, mentioned the blast occurred within the early hours of Friday.
In accordance with him, the assault additionally destroyed meals gadgets value a number of tens of millions of naira except for the lives misplaced.
Badare whereas explaining how the incident occurred, mentioned, “The assault was carried out by two feminine faculty kids, they detonated two bombs on the identical time killing the victims whereas additionally they died within the course of. We now have strengthened safety within the space to keep away from enemies coming in to trigger additional mayhem.”
Police Public Relations Officer in Adamawa State, Othman Abubakar, stated they had been on high of the scenario as their males have been deployed to safe the realm.
The Director, Defence Data, Brig.-Gen. Rabe Abubakar, instructed certainly one of our correspondents that the assault was attributable to desperation of the Boko Haram insurgents. He mentioned the group had turn into weak and had determined to make use of “sleeper cell” to hold out assaults on residents.
In the meantime, President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday condoled the households of victims of the tragedy.
In a press release by his Senior Particular Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President additionally condoled with the federal government and folks of the state over the unlucky incident.
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