10 people feared dead in Adamawa blast

10 people feared dead in Adamawa blast
January 29 23:53 2016

A suicide bomb attack has killed at least 10 people in a busy market in Gombi town, Adamawa state.

Residents said several people were also injured when a teenage suicide bomber struck at busy market.
Gombi was recently recaptured from Boko Haram by Nigerian troops.

A Red Cross official in the state, Maikano Abdullahi, said, “Eight persons were confirmed dead, while 25 others were injured.”

A trader, who said he narrowly escaped death, Adamu Gombi, said the attack occurred in the early afternoon.

“It was around 12 noon, while we were busy trading at Kasuwar Buhu, a teenage boy detonated the bomb, killing himself and several others.

“As I am talking to you now, many lives were lost. I saw about ten corpses and those injured are being evacuated to hospitals,” he said.

According to him, during the ensuing confusion and stampede, many people lost their money and other valuables to pilferers.

“I saw people lying in the pool of their blood. I saw over five died bodies. There should be more security in areas recaptured from the insurgents, else it’s like starting the fight all over again,” a female trader, Grace David, said.

Friday’s attack was not the first in the area, recently liberated from the insurgents.