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Suicide bombers attack Adamawa residence

Two male suicide bombers have attacked a house in Tsilda village, Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State, killing an elderly woman and her son.…

Two male suicide bombers have attacked a house in Tsilda village, Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State, killing an elderly woman and her son.

Daily Trust gathered that a loud explosion shook Gulak town, during curfew hours around 7:30 pm on Sunday.

This it was learnt caused panic among residents who relied on phone calls with friends living in different parts of the town to gather information about the blast.

According to a resident who spoke to Daily Trust, “The curfew runs between 6 pm and 6 am while the explosion occurred around 7:30, we could not go out of the house because soldiers could mistake us for criminals.

He added that, “So we made telephone calls to find out about the situation, then a friend living near the scene of the attack informed us that his neighbour’s house was attacked.”

A vigilante member said dismembered bodies of the two attackers and those of their victims were recovered from the scene on Monday morning when residents trooped to witness the damage.

In another attack on Irmirsa community, a Fulani herder was said to have been wounded while cattle and sheep were taken away on Sunday by suspected members of Boko Haram.

The Madagali Local Government Council Chairman, Muhammad Yusuf said two male attackers sneaked into the village and detonated two bombs, killing themselves and two of their victims.

He also confirmed the attack on Irmirsa community, saying one of the attackers was killed while the military and local hunters were in pursuit of the fleeing insurgents.

Madagali, an area lying on the borders with Borno and Cameroon is surrounded by forested areas connecting to Sambisa Forest, the main hide out of Boko Haram insurgents.

The area has seen several attacks since its liberation from Boko Haram control in 2015 even when six other liberated areas in Adamawa State enjoy peace the last two years.

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