Scores feared dead in twin bomb blasts in Madagali, Adamawa State
Twin bomb-explosions hit a crowded market in Madagali, a town in Adamawa State in North-East Nigeria. It was a rupture of the peace being enjoyed in the state once thought to have been freed from the influence of terrorists. NEMA officials could not disclose death toll but locals said scores of people may have died in the double explosion.
According to a rescue worker drafted to the scene, the explosions occurred on Friday morning in a town that is close to the Sambisa Forest.
Security personnel have cordoned off the scene of the explosions while official from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)and other health workers have evacuated victims to hospitals
While the level of casualty is yet to be officially confirmed, PRNigeria gathered that Nigerian troops have in recent weeks invaded various parts of dreaded Sambisa Forest used by Boko Haram terrorists as their major hideouts for their trainings and camping.
In the ongoing operation Lafiya Dole of the military many armed terrorists have been killed while captives and abductees, especially women and children have been rescued.
Madagali town was seized by Boko Haram in August 2014 but was recaptured by Nigerian troops in March 12, 2015.