Two dead, 17 injured in fresh Maiduguri suicide bomb blast
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), says the attack was carried out by the two suicide bombers near the popular Monday market.
NEMA’s information officer, Mr. Sani Datti, said in a statement that “only the suicide bombers lost their lives.
He confirmed that 17 persons who were injured have been evacuated to the Specialist Hospital in Maiguduri.
No fewer than 56 people were killed on Friday in a twin suicide attacks in Madagali last week.
Mr. Yusuf Muhammed, Chairman, Madagali Local Government, Adamawa, said 56 persons died and 177 injured in the twin blasts that that hit Madagali Market on Friday in Adamawa.
Muhammed, who confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview, said 57 of the injured were critical and 120 minor.
He said the critically injured were rushed to Mubi General Hospital and Yola Specialists Hospital, while those that sustained minor injuries were treated and discharged .
Madagali Market operates on Fridays and the two blasts occurred at the grains and second hand clothes sections of the market.
The council boss appealed to the federal, state governments, relevant donors and humanitarian agencies to come to the aid of the people.
He said such a gesture would help them in alleviating the pain and loss from the blasts.
Mr Sa’ad Bello, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Coordinator in charge of Adamawa and Taraba, has confirmed twin bomb blasts in Madagali Market in Adamawa.
Also confirming the incident, the Chairman of Madagali Local Government, Alhaji Yusuf Mohammed, said the incident which occurred around noon was at the animal and grains sections of the market.
“Certainly there is casualty but I can’t really give you a figure for now,” Mohammed said.