Boko Haram hits popular market in Adamawa State

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has announced of a blast in Adamawa State by Boko Haram insurgents.

The Coordinator in charge of Adamawa and Taraba, Mr Sa’ad Bello, confirmed that twin bomb blasts erupted in Madagali Market in Adamawa.

Bello, however, said the number of casualties was yet to be ascertained.

The Chairman of Madagali Local Government, Alhaji Yusuf Mohammed, confirmed the incident.

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Alhaji Yusuf said the incident occurred around noon near the animal and grains sections of the market.

“Certainly there is a casualty but I can’t really give you a figure for now,” Mohammed said.

A resident of Madagali 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,” a source said.