Scores of people were feared killed Monday when two female suicide bombers attacked a busy motor park in Madagali town of Adamawa State.
A witness, Danladi Buba, said the two female suicide bombers detonated bombs at a mini market near a motor park around 9am, killing many people.
“About 30 people were killed with 16 others injured,” Mr. Buba said.
When contacted, the Brigade Commander of 28 Task Force Brigade, Mubi, Victor Ezugwu, confirmed the incident, saying the casualty figure was yet to be established.
“Two female suicide bombers struck at a garage in Madagali and detonated their devices, and we lost some beloved country men,” Mr. Ezugwu, a brigadier-general, said.
He said the injured had been taken to hospital while the military had cordoned off the area.
The brigade commander said the situation had been brought under control.
The attack followed a series of gun and bomb attacks, between Sunday and Monday, by suspected Boko Haram militants on Maiduguri, the capital of neighbouring Borno State.