bombThe Army has confirmed the death of two people in an attack reported to have been carried out by four suicide bombers on Madagali town in Adamawa State, northeast Nigeria.

Army Public Relations Officer (PRO), Major Badare Akintoye, of the 28 Task Force Brigade, Mubi, Adamawa, confirmed the fatalities.

Meanwhile, the Adamawa Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Malam Ahmad Sajoh, said one person was killed and three others were injured in Friday’s triple bomb blast in Madagali.

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Sajoh told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the low level of casualty was as a result of precautionary measures introduced by the State Government to contain incidents of suicide attacks in Madagali Local Government Area.

He said that the massive enlightenment campaign on security consciousness had helped in identifying suicide bombers in the area before they reached their destination on market days.

“We lost only one life while three people sustained injuries and are now receiving treatment at the Michika General Hospital.

“Government has taken measures to cater for the injured and their relations staying with them at the hospital,” the commissioner said.

While commending security agencies and the public for their commitment to the fight against the insurgents, Sajoh said that government would not fail them in its responsibility of protecting lives and property.

Earlier we reported that an eye witness who simply identified himself as Baba, was reported by the News agency of Nigeria to have said the blast occurred near a checkpoint at the entrance of the town.

“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 suicide bombers blew themselves up alongside the two vigilante members that approached them,” Baba said.
Speaking on the development, the member representing Madagali/Michika Federal Constituency, Mr Adamu Kamale, said he got the report but that the information showed that there was no death.
“Information available to me showed that there was no death in the blast, except that some people sustained injuries,” Kamale said.
He called for more deployment of troops to comb the Madagali axis of Sambisa which he said was still habouring insurgents.
On his part, the Chairman of Madagali Local Government, Alhaji Yusuf Mohammed, said he could not give details because he was not in town.
“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.