At least nine persons have been confirmed killed and 26 injured in multiple suicide attacks in Nigeria’s northeast Madagali town on Friday, official of the country’s relief agency has said.
“At the moment, we have nine dead including the four bombers while 26 have been hospitalized. This is the current figure we have,” Saad Bello, coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in the area, told Turkish news medium Anadolu Agency.
He said the figures were still being collated and could rise as officials gather data on the blasts which occurred at a busy bus station aroundnoon.
Police spokesman in Adamawa Usman Abubakar had earlier said only the bombers died in the attack
But residents claimed the death toll could be as high as 30.
“We saw around 30 bodies evacuated by the emergency workers and policemen who have cordoned off the scene,” Umaru Kudu, a local resident, told the Turkish news agency Anadolu Agency.
Madagali has been the worst hit in Adamawa, one of the three states mostly ravaged by the Boko Haram insurgency. There were at least three major suicide bombings in the town last year, killing over a hundred in total.