Several persons lost their lives in the early hours of today in bomb blast in Madagali town in Madagali local government area of Adamawa state.
Witnesses said the blast occurred near a checkpoint at the entrance of the town.
“We heard three blasts near the checkpoint where people gathered to be screened before entering the town as you know today is market day,” a witness said.
“The suicide bombers blew themselves up alongside the two vigilante members that approached them.”
Adamu Kamale, member representing Madagali/Michika federal constituency, said he got the report but the information showed 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 for more deployment of troops to comb the Madagali axis of Sambisa, which he said was still habouring insurgents.
When contacted, Yusuf Mohammed, chairman of Madagali, also confirmed the incident but said he could not give details because he was not in town.
“I was outside the town for an official engagement but I was called and informed about the incident. That is all I can tell you for now,” Mohammed said.
On January 4, three female suicide bombers, who were on their way to Gulak market in Madagali, were intercepted by the vigilante.