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12 Die in Suicide Bomb Attack in Adamawa



At least twelve people have died in a suspected Boko Haram Suicide Bomb Attack in Madagali area of Adamawa State on Saturday.

Residents reported that two female suicide bombers detonated explosives in Dar village killing themselves and 12 persons including three children.

A former Chairman of Madagali Local Government Area, Maina Ularamu, who confirmed the incident to PREMIUM TIMES, said the insurgents attacked the village at about 8:30 p.m.

“A large number of gunmen invaded the village, forcing resident to flee to nearby bush,” Mr. Ularamu said in a telephone interview.

He added that “two female suicide bombers disguised as fleeing villagers detonated explosives in the bush where many people were hiding, killing twelve persons, while the gun men shot at survivors. So far, 12 corpses have been found,” he said‎.

The spokesman of ‎the Admawa Police Command, DSP Othman Abubakar confirmed the death of eleven persons in the attack, adding that three houses were burnt while many of the wounded were receiving treatment at the hospital in Yola.

Meanwhile, the insurgents reportedly seized a military vehicle conveying food supplies on Friday around 5 pm at Gubla village. A tea seller was also abducted at the village.

A local who spoke under condition of anonymity questioned the rationale behind conveying food supplies in the war zone without adequate security.

Military authorities in Yola could not be reached for comment..