15 die in Adamawa bomb blasts


Several people were killed in a twin bomb blast that rocked the Gombi Grain Market in Adamawa State on Friday.

An eyewitness who spoke to our correspondent said that the blast occurred around 2pm when the market was filled to the brim.

It was stated that several people are looking for their loved ones who went to the market to buy grains.

The sources said that two male suicide bombers carried out the attacks.

It was further gathered that the youths of the community arrested one of the attackers with unexploded bomb strapped to his body.

He was said to have confessed to his interrogators that five suicide bombers were deployed in the market for the operation, confessing that only two of the suicide attackers detonated their bombers, while two others were still hiding in the locality.

The source said that about 15 people were killed in the attack with several others injured.

The source said, “There was a bomb attack in Gombi Grain Market. The attack took place around 2pm when the market was filled with people.

“The casualty figure is between 12 to 15 people while several others sustained injuries. Several people are looking for their loved ones who went to the market.”

The Acting Director, Defence Information, Brig. Rabe Abubakar, who confirmed the unfortunate incident, urged Nigerians to be vigilant and pay attention to the presence of mad persons in crowded areas and markets.

He said that the insurgents had devised a new means of disguising as mad people to detonate their dangerous weapons in crowded places and markets.

He said, “It is true that the incident happened. The general public should be aware of the new tactics of the Boko Haram members who have devised another strange method of disguising as mad people in order to carry out their heinous acts against the citizens. Nigeria should be wary of mad persons in markets and crowded places.”


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