No fewer than 30 persons have been left dead on Friday when two female suicide bombers detonated their explosives in the busy Madagali Market in Adamawa State.
“At least 30 people have been killed in the suicide blasts carried out by two female suicide bombers in the market” in the town of Madagali, military spokesman major Badare Akintoye told AFP.
“Several people have been injured in the attack,” Badare on the phone from a military base in the town of Mubi, 100 kilometres (60 miles) away.
A National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and a local government official confirmed the attack.
“The two bombers who (were) disguised as customers, detonated their suicide belts at the section of the market selling grains and second-hand clothing,” said Yusuf Muhammad, the chairman of Madagali local government.
“We still don’t have the exact number of those injured but they are many,” he added.
However, Ibrahim Abdulkadir, spokesman for the northeast chapter of NEMA, said rescuers had been deployed to the scene.