Nigeria: Five feared dead in three suicide attacks in North East Nigeria

Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Five people were killed when three suicide bombers blew themselves up Friday morning in Madagali, Adamawa, North East Nigeria, local security and officials have said.

The five include the three suicide bombers and two local vigilantes.

Eyewitness account said that the three suicide bombers blew up themselves while approaching a security check point, where vehicles are stopped and screened before being allowed into the town.

Security sources said that they blew up themselves after they were intercepted by local vigilantes stationed at the check point.

Maj. Akintoye Badare, the spokesman of the 28th Task Force Battalion, Mubi, confirmed the suicide attacks, but added he was yet to get details.

The chairman of Madagali Local Government Council, Mr Yusuf Muhammad Gulak, while confirming the bombing, said that “I am on my way to the town, but I was reliably told that the incident occurred at the entrance of the town where people gather for screening before getting to the town. You know today is the market day, and probably the suicide bombers might be aiming at the market where people do business and other transactions. I am yet to get the casualty details.”

The member representing Madagali and Michika Federal constituency, Mr Adamu Kamale, added: “We wake up again today with yet another sad development as at 8:30 a.m. we got reports that bombs exploded at a checking point in Madagali. Though we are yet to get details of the loss of lives but we heard that there persons were injuries.”
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13 janvier 2017 15:05:36

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