Army confirms 30 dead in Madagali blast

Chief of Army of Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai

Chief of Army of Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai

Maj. Badare Akintoye, the Public Relations Officer of 28 Task Force Brigade, Nigerian Army, Mubi, has confirmed that 30 persons died in Friday’s twin bomb blasts at Madagali Market, Adamawa.

Akintoye told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) through telephone that the blasts were caused by two female teenage bombers.

Akintoye said many others were injured and receiving treatment at Mubi and Michika general hospitals.

A Statement on the incident by the NEMA Head of Media and Public Relations, Mr Sani Datt, which did not give number of dead persons, stated that 67 people were injured.

Adamawa Government, through the state Commissioner for Information, Mallam Ahmad Sajoh, condemned the incident.

Sajoh said Gov. Muhammadu Bindow has directed all relevant agencies to mobilise and move to render support to the affected.

He said government would take responsibility of the medical bills of those affected, adding that reports reaching him indicated that four out of the 67 injured had passed away.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Madagali blast was coming nearly a year after a similar blast in the market which occurred on Dec. 20 2015.

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3 Comments
  • Lawrence Favour

    Why are Northerners wasting the blood of their people in the name of insurgency.

  • Benjamin

    ANY MAN OR WOMAN WHO KILLS INNOCENT BIAFRANS ANYWHERE IN THE ZOO CALLED NIGERIA REMAINS AN ENEMY OF GOD.

    THEY MUST BE PUNISHED BY PHYSICAL AND ETERNAL DEATH.

    THIS IS JUST THE BEGINING, THE HAUSA/FULANI ISLAMIC TERRORIST SHALL CONTINUE TO DIE UNTIL THEIR BLOOD REACHES TO THE HORSES BRIDLE.
    GOD IS ANGRY WITH THEM FOR THE ATROCITIES THEY COMMITTED AGAINST BIAFRANS 1945-2016.

    • augustine

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