Scrolling news:

Nigeria: 17 killed in suicide attacks in Madagali

29th Dec 2015
Nigeria: 17 killed in suicide attacks in Madagali

By Rafiu Ajakaye

 

LAGOS,  (AA): At least 17 people were killed in twin suicide attacks Monday at a motor park in Nigeria’s northeastern town of Madagali, according to the Adamawa state emergency management agency,  which added that 41 others were injured and taken to hospital.

“At the moment, we have 17 people dead with 41 others injured. Some were treated and discharged while those with serious injuries are on admission across various hospitals,” Haruna Furo, spokesman for the state relief agency, told Anadolu Agency by phone on Monday night.

Furo said the attacks were carried out by “two female suicide bombers”, who detonated explosives at the bus station.

“Many of the victims were returning to Yola to resume work after the Maulid and Christmas holiday,” he added.

Abdullahi Saba, a resident of Madagali working near the bus station, had earlier told Anadolu Agency that up to 18 persons had died in the incident including the bombers.

“Our counting indicated that 18 people died along with the bombers. I cannot say the number of those injured because we got there a few minutes after the blast,” he added.

The incident occurred in the morning barely four hours after dozens were killed in early morning suicide blasts in the city of Maiduguri in the neighboring Borno state – which, during the night, had been fending off an attempt by Boko Haram militants to enter the city. The army said at least 14 suicide bombers had been intercepted as they sought to infiltrate the city.

The latest violence surge comes days after Nigeria declared a “technical victory” over the Boko Haram ahead of the Dec. 31 deadline President Muhammadu Buhari had given the army to crush the insurgency.

 
[Nigeria map of areas under Boko Haram control. Graphic by Mevlut Eren/AA]

Leave a Comment

What is 8 + 6 ?
Please leave these two fields as-is:
IMPORTANT! To be able to proceed, you need to solve the following simple math (so we know that you are a human) :-)

Over 120 people attended a landmark conference on the media reporting of Islam and Muslims. It was held jointly by The Muslim News and Society of Editors in London on September 15.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence event is to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to society. Over 850 people from diverse background, Muslim and non-Muslim, attended the gala dinner.

Latest Tweets

Betboo Porno izle Mobile porn hilesi