Several people are feared dead in an early morning bomb blast in Madagali town in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
An eyewitness, who simply identified himself as Baba, said the blast occurred near a checkpoint at the entrance of the town.
Baba said: “We heard three blasts near the checkpoint where people gathered to be screened before entering the town as you know today is market day.
“The suicide bombers blew themselves up alongside the two vigilante members that approached them.”
Speaking on the development, the member representing Madagali/Michika Federal Constituency, Adamu Kamale, said he got the report but that the information showed that there was no death.
“Information available to me showed that there was no death in the blast, except that some people sustained injuries,” Kamale said.
He called for more deployment of troops to comb the Madagali axis of Sambisa Forest, which he said was still harbouring insurgents.
When contacted, the Chairman of Madagali Local Government Area, Alhaji Yusuf Mohammed, also confirmed the incident, but said he could not give details because he was not in town.
“I was outside the town for an official engagement, but I was called and informed about the incident. That is all I can tell you for now,” Mohammed said.
On January 4, three female suicide bombers who were on their way to Gulak Market in Madagali Local Government Area were intercepted by the vigilante.