Monday, 19 October 2015

Breaking News: Suicide Bombers Kill 12 In Adamawa Village

Twelve persons were on Saturday night killed when two female suicide bombers attacked Dar village in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

The two suicide bombers were suspected members of the Boko Haram sect.

In the incident, residents told newsmen that the two suicide bombers, who detonated Improvised Explosive Devices they had strapped on themselves killed 12 persons including three children.

The spokesperson for the Adamawa Police Command, DSP Othman Abubakar, confirmed the incident. He, however, said that eleven persons were killed in the attack, adding that three houses were burnt while many of the wounded were receiving treatment at a hospital in Yola.

But a former administrator of Madagali Local Government, Maina Ularamu, insisted that 12 people excluding the suicide bombers were killed.

He was quoted as saying that suspected Boko Haram fighters had invaded the village at about 8.30pm on Saturday night shooting at fleeing residents.

He explained that the villagers ran into the bush for safety.

But unknown to them, the two female suicide bombers, who disguised as members of the community, joined the fleeing residents in a crowded safe location in the bush where they detonated the IEDs.

“The suicide bombers were blown up while 12 villagers were killed and many others were injured.

“Residents had fled to the bush and after a moment, two women who disguised as fleeing locals blew themselves up at a crowded place in the bush while the gunmen shot at survivors. So far, 12 corpses have been found,” the former council boss said.

Boko Haram militants have been launching attacks on villages since Madagali was liberated from the grip of Boko Haram sect by Nigerian troops in February.

Consequently, residents had been calling for deployment of soldiers in surrounding villages and forest believed to be the hideouts of the terrorists.

Military authorities in Yola could not be reached for comment as of the time of filing this report.