13 January 2017
Not less than three explosions early Friday reportedly hit Madagali town, a former base of the dislodged terror group, Boko Haram, in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Adamawa.
According to Yusuf Mohammed, chairman of Madagali district, the three blasts were heard near a military checkpoint at the entrance of the town, which shares border with the Sambisa forest.
The explosions were heard as people gathered to be screened before entering the town on Friday, the weekly market day.
As the numbers of casualties remain unknown, it remain unclear whether the attacks were carried out by suicide bombers.
Meanwhile, Adamu Kamale, a lawmaker representing Madagali in the National Assembly has called on government to send in more troops to the area which, according to him, “harbours fleeing insurgents from the Sambisa Forest.”
Madagali town was seized by Boko Haram terrorists in August, 2014.