Sa’ad Bello, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Coordinator in charge of Adamawa and Taraba states, has confirmed twin bomb blasts in Madagali Market in Adamawa.
Bello, however, said the number of casualties was yet to be ascertained.
Also confirming the incident, the Chairman of Madagali Local Government Area, Yusuf Mohammed, said the incident occurred around noon at the animal and grains sections of the market.
“Certainly there are casualties but I can’t really give you a figure for now,” Mohammed said.
A resident of Madagali, who simply identified himself as Hamma, 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,” Hamma said.