Unconfirmed reports have it that several people were killed on Friday when two bomb explosions occurred at a market in Madagali town, Adamawa State, North East Nigeria.
But eye witnesses say not less than ten dead bodies were seen after the explosions.
The Borno State Police Command speaking through its spokesman, Othman Abubakar, confirmed the incident but added that there was no official figure yet on the number of casualties.
Similarly, the coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, in charge of Adamawa and Taraba States, Sa’ad Bello, confirmed the twin bomb attack.
Bello, also said that the number of casualty was yet to be ascertained.
Speaking to newsmen, Chairman of Madagali Local Government, Yusuf Mohammed, said the incident which occurred around noon was at the animal and grains sections of the market.
“Certainly there is casualty but I can’t really give you a figure for now,” Mohammed said.
An eye witness, Ahmadu Gulak, said that the two explosions struck simultaneously at opposite ends of the market selling grains and vegetables.
He added that he counted at least 10 bodies and many wounded people being ferried to a nearby hospital by ambulance.
Another resident of Madagali, who only gave his name as Hamma, told journalists that many people were affected as the blasts took place at the busy areas of the market.
“You know today is our market day. I just pray God to minimises the casualty,” He said.