Monday 19 October 2015

11 dead in Adamawa suicide bombing

The Adamawa State Police Command has confirmed the killing of 11 persons, by two female suicide bombers who attacked Dar village in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State on Saturday night.

The suicide bombers suspected to be members of the Boko Haram terrorist group invaded the village and particularly chose a crowded area where they detonated the explosive devices they had strapped on themselves.

Police spokesman for the Adamawa State Police Command, DSP Othman Abubakar, told Channels Television in Yola, the capital of the state, that bodies of the suicide bombers were discovered among those of the innocent lives lost.

Mr Abubakar said three houses were burnt while most of the wounded persons were receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Center in Yola.

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

For over five years, the insurgents have attacked communities, places of worship, schools and other public places in the region, as they seek the establishment of an Islamic state and an end to western education in the region.

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, had in August mandated the military to end the activities of the Boko Haram sect in the region in three months.

Last week, he said he would continue the fight against the insurgents until their defeat and also gave conditions for any possible negotiation with the terrorist group.

Credit: Channels

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