By Ridwan Mubi, Yola
Chairman of Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Mr. Yusuf Muhammed, has disclosed that 56 persons died and 177 injured in the twin blasts that that hit Madagali Market on Friday.
Muhammed, who confirmed the development to newsmen on Friday 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.