December 10, 2016 – Death Toll Of Twin Suicide Bombing At Madagali Market In Adamawa At 56….177 Injured
Twin Suicide Bombings At Madagali Market In Adamawa Carried Out By 2 School Children…Death Toll At 56
The separate bomb blasts on Friday at a market in the Madagali area of Adamawa State killed over 56 persons while also leaving at least 177 others critically injured.
The Army Public Relations Officer in charge of 28 Task Force Battalion, Mubi, Adamawa, Major Badare Akintoye, confirmed the incident.
Chairman of Madagali Council, Yusuf Mohammed, while also acknowledging the tragedy, said the blast occurred in the early hours of Friday.
According to him, the attack also destroyed food items worth several millions of naira aside from the lives lost.
Badare while explaining how the incident happened, said,
“The attack was carried out by two female school children, they detonated two bombs at the same time killing the victims while they also died in the process. We have reinforced security in the area to avoid enemies coming in to cause further mayhem.”