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Twin bomb blasts kill 56 in Adamawa

09 December 2016, 20:08

Yola - Yusuf Muhammed, Chairman, Madagali Local Government, Adamawa, said 56 persons died and 177 injured in the twin blasts that hit Madagali Market on Friday in Adamawa.

The military had earlier put the figure of casualties at 30 in the blasts caused by two female teenage bombers.

Muhammed, who confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview, said 57 of the injured were critical and 120 minor.

He said the critically injured were rushed to Mubi General Hospital and Yola Specialists Hospital, while those that sustained minor injuries were treated and discharged.

Also read: 9 killed in car bomb blast at checkpoint in Borno

The Madagali Market operates on Fridays and the two blasts occurred at the grains and second hand clothes sections of the market.

The council boss appealed to the federal, state governments, relevant donors and humanitarian agencies to come to the aid of the people.

He said such a gesture would help them in alleviating the pain and loss from the blasts.  

The Madagali blast was coming nearly a year after a similar blast in the market which occurred on Dec. 20 2015.

- NAN

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