10 feared killed as blast hits Adamawa market

FILE PHOTO: SECURITY PERSONNELS  AND OTHERS AT THE  SCENE OF TUESDAY BOMB EXPLOSION AT TIPPER GARAGE MOTOR PARK ON
JIMETA BYE-PASS IN YOLA NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ADAMAWA STATE
FILE PHOTO: SECURITY PERSONNELS AND OTHERS AT THE SCENE OF TUESDAY BOMB EXPLOSION AT TIPPER GARAGE MOTOR PARK ON JIMETA BYE-PASS IN YOLA NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ADAMAWA STATE

At least 10 people were reportedly killed in Adamawa State on Friday in a suicide bomb attack at a busy local market in Gombi town of northern part of the state, locals and security sources confirmed.

Residents said several people were also injured when a teenage suicide bomber struck at busy market.

Gombi was recently recaptured from Boko Haram.

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, told aREMIUM TIMES.

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

The Adamawa State Police Command spokesman, Othman Abubakar, a deputy superintendent of police, confirmed the incident, but did not give casualty details.

The state commissioner of Information, Ahmad Sajoh, called on residents to remain calm, assuring that security operatives were on the top of the situation.

He said the state government would pay the medical bills of the affected victims.

“It’s unfortunate, but security operatives are on top of the situation, people should be vigilant.

“The state government will foot the medical bills of the affected victims,” said Mr. Sajoh.

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  • K. Fairi

    Any little child in any other part of Nigeria knows there’s an on-going Islamic Jihad in Nigeria.
    The only group of people who do NOT know this simple fact are Yoruba Christians in the South-West
    having the highest number of professors, doctorates and university graduates, but who will rather throng,

    en masse, behind Islamists in the name of political party solidarity. My people perish for lack of knowledge!

    • COL HASSAN KILL ALL IJAWS

      Only a Fulani man with the brain of a He Goat will allege Jonathan bought junk weapons–Yet u and thief Buhari have been using those Junk arms to fight boko haram and kill Shiite Muslims for 8 months—-abi?——I have never in my entire life, seen people as ungrateful as Yorubas and Fulanis–U steal the crude oil resources of the people of the South south–then turn around to jail them them when they open their mouths to talk-u kill them!

      • Burbank

        Free Nnamdi Kanu first; then I buy you an ice-cream!

      • Shugaba Nkasa

        Who is the dumb-ass in this your narrative?

        The person with the brain of a He-goat (Billy Goat) or the Didirin that sat down there like a moron while the man with the Goat brain steals his oil and locks him up when he tries to complain?

    • Burbank

      “Boko Haram is our siblings.”
      Jonathan Aug 2, 2012.

    • Anonymous

      It was the whole country that elected PMB. There was a very limited options on the ballot. Am not a politician but I know PMB is better than GEJ. If there’s a better option come 2019 the people will decide who they want.

  • B. Januzaj

    Poor report. Very poor reportage.
    Maybe Niger Delta freedom fighters but not BH.
    We all know BH has been defeated. They have been decimated and degraded.
    That’s what mai ‘gaskiya’ and Lai(e) told ‘them’.
    I don’t assume men their age will lie.
    A-fee-C!
    ONE CHANCE!

    • IZON Redeemer

      Perhaps u reside in Katsina state-

    • Burbank

      And the Paris and Belgian killers are not terrorists that has been decimated and degraded in Europe.

  • COL HASSAN KILL ALL IJAWS

    BOKO HARAM: JONATHAN BOUGHT ‘JUNK’ WEAPON -PRESIDENCY.

    **Our Military are using arms bought by former President Jonathan’s govt. Current govt have not bought any weapon because the budget is yet to be approved.

    Reacting to former President Jonathan’s assertion in his interview with international news and current affairs television channel based in Paris, France 24, President Muhammadu Buhar’s spokeman said the current government could not prosecute the war against insurgency with arms bought by the Jonathan-led administration, saying they were junks.

    Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said Jonathan bought bullion vans as armoured tanks and floatation jackets as bullet proof vests.

    “We have it on good authority that the former president did not get the correct briefing on these facts. Weapons that were bought by his government were mostly junk.

    “From the revelations of the procurement investigation committee now going on, it is clear that his government was misadvised in their procurement processes.

    “Evidence shows that some of his service chiefs used criminally-minded vendors to defraud the country of billions of Naira.

    “For instance, bullion vans, the ones used in ferrying cash to and from banks, were procured and presented in military colours as armored personnel carriers.

    “Bullion vans have what the military call ‘soft skin,’ which is easily penetrated by bullet. On good authority, we have equally been informed that ‘floatation jackets’ were brought in as bullet-proof jackets.

    “If the correct procurement procedure had been followed, in a government-to-government order as we now have under the Buhari-led administration, this disservice to the nation would not have happened.

    “This administration found out, upon investigation, that most of those things the soldiers at the front were complaining against were true. The personal weapons they were made to carry were those bought in the 60s, 70s and the 80s.

    “Those defective weapons are now being replaced even as investigations are still going on,” he said.

    According the Defense Ministry, Nigerian troops are still using the arms bought by former President Jonathan’s government. The Current government have not bought any weapon because the budget is yet to be approved.

    • C3kwe

      The current janjaweed leaders in Aso Rock sabotaged Jonathans efforts to procure needed arms to prosecute the war on terror.

  • repost2

    “Today, i can report to you that the entire
    70 plus kilometres stretch from Maiduguri to Bama and all the way to Banki
    which leads to Cameroun and the Central African Republic are in the hands of
    our gallant troops. They have so degraded the capacity of Boko Haram that the
    terrorists can no longer hold on to any territory just as they can no longer
    carry out any spectacular attack.”

    ………….Lai Muhammed of APC

    [December 23, 2015]

  • Onajite

    “God willing, if what happened in the last elections should happen again, if I should loose, the streets will be soaked with the blood of the Dogs & Baboons (Nigerian electorates) “ – Mohammadun Buhari , September 2011

    No doubt, the present government is useless and clueless. Barely 48 hrs after the pipeline attacks in the Niger Detlta Republic about a fortnight ago, ALL the service chiefs assembled in Delta state ostensibly to twrt further attacks and stop the ‘attackers’ from stopping the flow of blood around the person Nigeria. In 7 months that Mr Buhari has been messing up the nation, there has been several attacks by the Islamist terrorist Boko haram and over 2,500 perons have been killed BUT there has not been any attacks that attracted ALL service chiefs. Indeed, Oronto Douglas Oronto was right – This is my Niger Delta where the Vultures feast…..all they care about is the MONEY. …….They are probing the missing monies and not probing the terrorists and their SPONSORS. What a leadership!

  • puzo

    Used to be scores……60, 80,100,….. .they ve been ordered to stop but perhaps a few rebellious ones still blood thirsty. Well keep up d Good works

  • Otile

    An gode Allah we have technically defeated Boko Haram.

  • Original_Raskal

    I think the bko haram problem is lingering because the army is still using fake equipments bought by GEJ. When buhari will finally buy his own military change artillery, boko haram will be forgotten!

    Morons note: “Equipments” is used in the military referring to different categories of equipment. It is the correct term to use in this context. Also “equipments” is used in the automotive industry a great deal to talk about optional elements for a car offer (like electric windows, or Pro-level: refrigerated compartments, dump truck beds, hatchbacks, etc).

    Like Jesus said, remove the plank from your eyes before trying to remove sawdust from another man’s eyes!