Scores of people are feared dead as three separate explosions have rocked Madagali town in the northern part of Adamawa State Friday morning. According to reports, three female suicide bombers were responsible for the explosions that occurred at a crowded motor park on the outskirt of the town.
Although volunteers and security men were seen evacuating bodies from the scene, the number of casualties are yet to be determined.
This is the second bomb attack in the state after the Nigerian Army repelled an attack by fleeing Boko Haram terrorists in Gulak village in the same Madagali Local Government Area.
Just last Wednesday, January 4th, 3 female suicide bombers were shot dead in Bakin Dutse, Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State. The girls were reportedly on a mission to carry out suicide bombings at a crowded market in Gulak, before they were shot by soldiers and local vigilante.
They were intercepted at Bakin Dutse Village, five kilometers from Gulak, the administrative headquarters of Madagali Local Government Area where villagers converge in their hundreds every Wednesday for the market day.
On Wednesday, four suspected fleeing members of the Boko Haram Sect were arrested by Troops of 27 Task Force Brigade stationed in Bara, during one of their patrols to Madaki Village in Biu Local Government Area of the state.
According to the Army, the suspects were intercepted at the outskirt of the town alongside 100 concealed motorcycles, which were also recovered from them.
Speaking to journalists, the Director Army Public Relation, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman, said some of the Boko Haram members dislodged from the Sambisa forest are presently on the run and the general public should be on high alert by calling the attention of security operatives when people with unusual character and dressing are sighted.
More details to come shortly…