Multiple explosions kill many in Adamawa state

Sent packing from the Sambisa forest in
Borno state, members of the Boko Haram
terrorist sect have reportedly gone on
rampage in the Madagali area of Adamawa
state with multiple explosions.
The three explosions reportedly happened at crowded motor park.

Daily Trust reports that three bombs
exploded in Madagali town in the
northern part of Adamawa state, with
many currently dead.
The attack came just hours after Bishop
David Oyedepo, founder of the Living
Faith Church, also known as Winners
Chapel, rained curses on the sponsors of
insurgency in the country and called on
God to break up Nigeria if that was His
will.The report quoted witnesses as saying
the three explosions occurred in the
morning of Friday, January 13 at a
crowded motor park on the outskirt of
the town.
Though the casualty figure has not been
formally revealed, security agents and
rescue workers are said to be
evacuating the dead from the scene.
The report also quoted a local official as
confirming the incident and saying
details of the attack were not clear yet.
Vanguard also reports a witness simply
called Baba as saying one of the blasts
happened close to a checkpoint at the
entrance of the town.
He said: “We heard three blasts near the
checkpoint where people gathered to be
screened before entering the town as you
know today is market day.
“The bombers blew themselves up
alongside the two vigilante members
that approached them.”
In his reaction, the member
representing Madagali/Michika federal
constituency at the House of
Representatives, Hon Adamu Kamale,
but could not actually confirm if there
were casualties.“Information available to me showed
that there was no death in the blast,
except that some people sustained
injuries,” Kamale said while calling for
more deployment of troops to the
Madagali axis of Sambisa which he said
was still habouring insurgents.
Alhaji Yusuf Mohammed, the chairman
of Madagali local government, while
confirming the incident, added that he
could not give details as he was not
around.
“I was outside the town for an official
engagement but I was called and
informed about the incident. That is all I
can tell you for now,” Mohammed said
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