Yesterday, Friday, in a northeastern town of Nigeria called Madagali, a twin bomb blast claimed several lives and injured many.
The bombs were detonated by two female suicide bombers in a crowded market in Gulak, the headquarters of Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
According to report, the terrorist group Boko Haram are responsible for both attacks.
Residents and security agents in the area say 30-40 people were killed and 67 injured.
Mr. Ezra Simon, one of the witnesses in the area, told local journalists how it happened.
‘All of a sudden, we heard a loud bang and before we knew what actually happened, another bang occurred from a different direction. There and then, there was complete pandemonium in the market and people ran in all directions. Many people ran to the Army barracks and other security outfits for protection. The military immediately cordoned off the area as security operatives moved dead bodies and the injured to hospitals.’
President Buhari said, ‘This latest attack is obviously an act of desperation, but the Nigerian military will neither be distracted nor relent.’
Former Vice President of Nigeria Atiku Abubakar deeply condemned the attack. He said he was highly embarrassed that these terrorists are hiding behind religious ideology to commit atrocities against innocent people, despite the fact that Islam, and indeed any other religion prohibits the murder of innocent people.