Scores of traders killed in twin Adamawa blasts

By Ridwan Mubi, Yola

Scores of traders are believed to have been killed when a twin bomb blasts hit Madagali Market in Adamawa State.

Confirming the development to newsmen was the Coordinator for Adamawa and Taraba states of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Sa’ad Bello said the number of casualty was yet to be ascertained.

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. A resident of Madagali, who simply identified himself as Hamma, said many people were affected as the blasts occurred around the busy areas of the market.

“You know today is our market day. I just pray God to minimize the casualty,” Hamma said.

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