Army confirms 30 dead in Friday’s Adamawa blast

By Ridwan Mubi, Yola

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

Akintoye said the blasts were caused by two female teenage bombers and that 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 Datti, 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 Governor 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.

Madagali blast was coming nearly a year after a similar blast in the market which occurred on Dec. 20 2015.

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