Saturday, 30 January 2016

Several people were killed in a twin bomb blast
that rocked the Gombi Grain Market in Adamawa
State on Friday.
An eyewitness who spoke to our correspondent
said that the blast occurred around 2pm when the
market was filled to the brim.
It was stated that several people are looking for
their loved ones who went to the market to buy
grains.
The sources said that two male suicide bombers
carried out the attacks.
It was further gathered that the youths of the
community arrested one of the attackers with
unexploded bomb strapped to his body.
He was said to have confessed to his interrogators
that five suicide bombers were deployed in the
market for the operation, confessing that only two
of the suicide attackers detonated their bombers,
while two others were still hiding in the locality.
The source said that about 15 people were killed in
the attack with several others injured.
The source said, “There was a bomb attack in
Gombi Grain Market. The attack took place around
2pm when the market was filled with people.
“The casualty figure is between 12 to 15 people
while several others sustained injuries. Several
people are looking for their loved ones who went to
the market.”
The Acting Director, Defence Information, Brig.
Rabe Abubakar, who confirmed the unfortunate
incident, urged Nigerians to be vigilant and pay
attention to the presence of mad persons in
crowded areas and markets.
He said that the insurgents had devised a new
means of disguising as mad people to detonate
their dangerous weapons in crowded places and
markets.
He said, “It is true that the incident happened. The
general public should be aware of the new tactics
of the Boko Haram members who have devised
another strange method of disguising as mad
people in order to carry out their heinous acts
against the citizens. Nigeria should be wary of mad
persons in markets and crowded places.”

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