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Scores Feared Dead As Twin Explosions Hit Adamawa Town

Scores of persons have been feared dead after twin explosions hit Madagali in Adamawa State, witnesses said Friday.

It was gathered that the incident occurred at a busy market early today with details of casualties expected soon.

The Chairman of Madagali Local Government, Alhaji Yusuf Mohammed, said the incident which occurred around noon was at the animal and grains sections of the market.

“Certainly there is casualty but I can’t really give you a figure for now,” he said.

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Also speaking, 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

While no group has claimed responsibility for the attacks, Boko Haram has been credited for similar attacks on soft targets in the northeast.

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Madagali lies some 276km from the Adamawa State capital, Yola.

The town, which is close to neighbouring Borno State, was one of several others held by Boko Haram at the height of the group’s brutal insurgency.

More details to be added as the story develops…

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