30 feared killed in Adamawa suicide attack

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FILE PHOTO: Bomb explosion scene

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.

Details later…


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  • Sani

    Buhari said that Boko Haram is contained. Why this again?
    In case you dont know, a calling app called Ringoversea is now so cheap to call Nigeria. Make sure you dont call boko haram members

    • salami

      My frnd if you don’t understand English, you better shut up. Weren’t you following the storied?

  • Uwadiegwu

    Technically, this attack did not happen. Ask the illiterate terrorist, President Bokohari

    • Oh!

      Be quiet!

    • progress

      You’re the illiterate one.

    • salami

      That’s d only comment you can get from a child born out of wedlock like u. Bastard

      • ikenna

        WHAT A HOPELESS LEADER BUHARI

  • Say the truth

    Another hijab wearing bombers again. The terrorists have discovered that the northern Nigeria Muslims are eternally naive about their women wearing the veil. You can count how many strikes are carried out this year alone by women. This is possible because the have a dress to cover explosives. Professor I O should now cover his head in shame for being an advocate of weapon of mass destruction. The fact is not all Muslims are terrorists but all terrorist group derived their inspiration from Islam meaning all terrorists are Muslims. Muslims must rise up to take exceptional and extraordinary steps to stop these ‘Muslims’. By the where are the e-demons and rats called wahala, I hate sycophant, Maria, tunjis, Rommel, Kay soyemi etc. I guess they are on sabbatical.

    • Burbank

      Did the “muslim” armed robbers, deadly cultists and murderers wore hijabs in the south?

  • Darlington

    Buhari’s greatest gaffe is his pronouncement that Bokoharam would be decimated before end of December. I think Bokoharam is striking to prove Buhari wrong. I can remember vividly that General Gowon warned Buhari on such ill-informed pronouncements. Where is the change APC promised their gullible followers? May God help His children.

    • Seetrouble

      @disqus_Ogpo3s4qzW:disqus

      Boko Haram has today falsified all the ‘claims of victory’ President Muhammadu Buhari made
      on December 24th that Boko Haram is too defeated to launch an attack outside Borno state.
      Both President Buhari and Alhaji Lai Muhammed are again falsified by this attack on Adamawa.
      They’d both said Boko Haram has been so defeated it can only place improvised explosive
      device by the roadside. But that’s not what’s going on now. What’s been reported here is an
      extended assault by Boko Haram outside Borno state, which Buhari had said is impossible.
      In military terms, that’s not a defeated militia by any means. Now, Buhari has to explain this.

      • Ellfaya2000

        Both President Buhari and Alhaji Lai Muhammed are falsified by this attack in Maiduguri.
        They both said Boko Haram has been so defeated it can only place improvised explosive
        device by the roadside. But that’s not what’s going on now. What’s been reported here is a
        coordinated fighting unit of Boko Haram infantry driving in a military convoy into Maiduguri –
        precisely what President Buhari said on Dec 24th has been rendered impossible. Boko Haram
        militiamen not only drove into the city they dug in for pitched infantry battle with Nigerian army.
        In military terms, that’s not a defeated militia by any means, especially given that Maiduguri is
        the Nigerian army’s command and control centre in the fight against Boko Haram, according to
        President Buhari’s deployments of army formations in June. Now, Buhari has to explain this.

        ……President Buhari
        [Decemner 24th, 2015]

        • Ellfaya2000

          Premium Times Disqus Editor may leave the error in the post pasted above. It is an obvious error and
          i believe i flagged it thrice as an error . Premium Times may choose to ignore the flagging for its own pleasure though. By contrast truthful matters posted to Premium Times are quickly removed once
          editorial policy interests are sensed to be affected by the truth posted. Hahahahaha!!

      • No Comment

        “Boko Haram has reverted to using improvised explosive devices (IEDs);
        indoctrinating young guys, they have now been reduced to that. But articulated
        conventional attacks on centres of communication and populations, they are no
        longer capable of doing that effectively. Boko Haram has been reduced to fighting
        with improvised explosive devices (IED) and remains a force only in its heartland
        of Borno State. So, I think technically, we have won the war because people are
        going back into their neighborhoods. Boko Haram as an organised fighting force,
        I assure you that we have dealt with them.”

        ……….President Muhammadu Buhari

        (December 24th, 2015)

        • No Comment

          “Today, I can report that the war
          against Boko Haram is largely won. I can confidently say this because just
          recently, I led a group of 33 journalists from both the local and international
          media to the hotbed of the insurgency, that is, Maiduguri, Kondugua, Kaoure and
          Bama. 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.”

          ………….(General) Lai Muhammed of APC

          [December 23, 2015]

          • Burbank

            On May 1, 2003, Bush declared “Mission Accomplished” in the war on terror in Iraq -how many Americans had died since then due to terror?

          • Darlington

            Pls stop posting this nonsense, Nigeria is not America. Where is the change Buhari promised Nigerians?

          • Burbank

            Nigerian laws gave the president 4 years in office.

          • Michael

            How many pls ? tell us .. we want to know maybe we can compare to the numbers of innocent citizens killed in Nigeria this month only. i challenge you to count from 2003 till date then compare to this month in Nigeria only.

        • Burbank

          On May 1, 2003, Bush declared “Mission Accomplished” in the war on terror in Iraq.
          How many Americans had died since then due to terror?

          • bernarddoro

            Appears you’re being mischievous. What’s the figure if you know and what context are we talking about? We’ve just lost precious lives and you’re being blatantly ignorant because of your blindfolded Buharimania. Shame.

          • Burbank

            The US figures for victims killed by terrorists are still rising eg San Bernandino, California last month.

          • bernarddoro

            This betrays your understanding of the issues -the recent California attack had no link with the Bush declaration you have persistently raised; it has a hallmark of ISIL. The Government hastily announced that they’ve meet the self-imposed dateline and this is resulting in additional casualties – well over 50 lives lost since this announcement. This is unfortunate and unwarranted. You should have the decency to acknowledge
            this lapse while encouraging the government to live up to expectations.

          • Burbank

            In other words, even 12 years after Bush has declared “Mission Accomplished” against terror, Americans were still being killed.

    • e_orpheus

      It’s called a target, time plan, schedule, whatever you may refer to it as. Like any project, you don’t just prosecute a war and leave it without time, budget or outcome defined. You may meet the primary objectives within the stipulated time, while secondary objectives take longer. Without setting those time targets the army may not have covered as much ground as they have so far. There is still quite some left to be done and they are full aware, but to call the President’s utterances, or that of the information minister very recently, a gaffe is ignoring what has been accomplished thus far. The guns had gun largely silent and possibly given the security forces a false sense of reprieve, but this renewed effort though sadly accompanied with loss of life may give them additional impetus and focus on where to direct intelligence and other efforts.

      • Otile

        Bro, our Imam timed the war very well. Since he took oback power from the incompetent Southerners the war has been going according to plan. He promised us to silence Boko Haram by the end of December and he has done as he said; our Minister of Announcement told us the same thing. Whoever reported this news is a mischief maker, nobody was killed in Madinatul Islam and Adamawa Provinces. They are falsifying the news to discredit our Imam. What they heard was the explosion of weapons our gallant troops were testing in the vicinity of Madinatul Islam and Adamawa Provinces. Praise goes to our leader Imam Mohamed Buhari and his Announcement Minister Alhaji Liar Mohammed.

        • Kickboxer

          hahaha…tell the mumu and his brainless Imam Muhammadu Bokohari

        • Ochon

          Bros humans like us just died pls this should not be trivialize

          • Kickboxer

            who is trivializing it? The Imam you voted into office who could not even issue any statement or the poor Nigerian pointing the obvious irony to BLOCK heads like you?

          • Otile

            After Liar Mohammed’s bragging did you expect to hear this type of story again?

        • Burbank

          @otile the racist bigot, trying to be rationale.

          • Otile

            You know very well that I cannot be the racist bigot you call me. I am a black Christian.

          • Burbank

            “You know very well that I cannot be the racist bigot you call me. I am a black Christian.”

            The following black Christian racist bigots may be refered to -the Israelite Church of God in Jesus Christ, the Tribu Ka, the Génération Kémi Séba,the United Nuwaubian Nation of Moors.

            Not forgetting Nnamdi Kanu

          • Otile

            unlike your fellow Islamists how many massacres have those Christians carried out this year?

          • Burbank

            “You know very well that I cannot be the racist bigot you call me. I am a black Christian.”

            Thanks for admitting that there are racist bigots who called themselves “black christians.”

      • Burbank

        Gbam

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        Your analogy is out of place,you cannot set a time limit to conquer an opponent who you cannot see,this is asymmetrical warfare,even the biggest powers on earth do not set limits for victory when their armies are involved in this kind of war.

        • e_orpheus

          Again you miss the point.
          Time schedules are not set in stone and it is only an irresponsible leader who will give his charges instructions to go forth without giving them targets. Asymmetric warfare does not equate to timelessness.

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            Yes it does,this is no conventional war. Even if the dead-line was feasible,he should have classified it.

    • Burbank

      How many Americans had been killed by terror since Bush declared “Mission Accomplished” on May 1 2003?

      • Michael

        Killed by terror in our outside the states?

        • Burbank

          Take your pick.

  • Otile

    I hate when the military test their weapons near peoples’ neighborhoods, see
    the havoc their weapons caused in Madintul Islam, and Adamawa provinces.
    Soon PDP will blame the explosions on Boko Haram forgetting that under
    the leadership of Imam Mohamed Buhari our gallant troops have defeated
    Boko Haram for good. Things are getting better.

    • Burbank

      Racist bigots find it hard to live in reality.

      how many Americans had been killed by terror since Bush declared “Mission Accomplished” on May 1, 2003?

      • Otile

        Why do you always compare America to Nigeria? Is there any useful thing Nigeria can do that America can’t do better? Are there not many useful things American are doing that Nigeria can’t do? Stop comparing apples and oranges. Islamic traitor.

        • Burbank

          Racist bigot like you will always shift goal posts when confronted with facts.

          • Michael

            Americans killed by terror in the states since 2003 or outside United states? I know that of Nigeria since may 27 2015

          • Burbank

            How many Americans had been killed by terror since Bush declared “Mission Accomplished” on May 1, 2003?

            Take your pick – in or out?

  • onyema22ohaka

    This is how much bokoharam has been decimated and degraded according to Buhari and his co-travelers.They are still bombing and killing as usaul.We are still waiting?

    • Burbank

      How many Americans had been killed by terror since Bush declared “Mission Accomplished” on May 1, 2003?

      • Otile

        Saddam has been killed, Osama has been killed, Col Gaddafi has been killed, Omar Bashir has given up his claim on South Sudanese people. What else of importance do you wand to know about terrorism since 2003?

        • Burbank

          Avoiding the question – how many Americans had been killed by terror since Bush declared “Mission Accomplished” on May 1, 2003?

          • Otile

            How many massacres has Imam Buhari committed in the month of December 2015? Hint: Onitsha, Zaria etc.

          • Darlington

            Pls ignore that chronic hypocrite who is on Liar Mohammed’s pay roll. I reserve my comment till 31st December–which is the dead line imposed on us by Buhari for total decimation of Bokoharam.

          • Otile

            Thank you my brother, it is useless responding to the hypocrite.

          • Burbank

            “total decimation”?

            Like Bush-Obama totally decimated ISIS-Alqaeda?

          • Anonymous

            Stop waiting for 31st December. This administration can not defeat Bokoharm. My prayer goes to the victims of this consistent carnage.

          • Burbank

            By Buhari?
            None

            Hint – refer CNN, BBC

        • Arabakpura

          Shekau 1,2 and 3 have all been killed!

  • REDEEM

    N1.75 billion for President Muhammadu Buhari’s feeding in 2016 is a direct attack on collective commonsense of Nigeria and a stalk contrast to his promised Change.

    Is it not fraud for Buhari to deceive Nigeria by publicly drinking N10 Milo sachet (tea) during the Presidential election campaign?
    Even if Buhari is feeding Sharks, Whales and Buffaloes in Aso Rock, N1.75billion is too much for one man, when millions of Nigerians are finding it difficult to Feed even once a day.

    Former President Goodluck Jonathan was almost roasted for budgeting N1billion in 2011 and reducing it even to N717.3m in 2013, N542m in 2014 and N530million in 2015, but Nigerians are silent on these reckless squandering by Dr Buhari

    • Burbank

      Topic is on Adamawa attack- be relevant.

      • eclub

        You have zero shame? Really?

    • Ochon

      Please refer to where I can get this your I beg tot buhari slashed his salary by half and cancelled this fraud called feeding. Wao! If this is true then it’s most unfortunate

  • Burbank

    That Boko Haram no longers controlled large swaths of Nigeria is undisputed. That their current tactics of hit and run attcaks on soft targets are similar to those being carried out in Paris last month.
    Just as armed robbers bombed bank customers or cultists bombed and killed people in the creeks, no society will be able to fully eliminate acts of terror.

    • Darlington

      Tell that to the marines! Its less than three days to the end of December when Buhari promised us that Bokoharam would be defeated. Till then, I reserve my comment. Still counting..

      • Burbank

        Done.

  • Cleartruth

    I haven’t seen a president that tells so much lies like buhari and his apc gang of thieves who are good in disobeying court orders. For the past 7 months, we have been seeing the last kick of a dying horse. For how long will this dying horse continue to kick before buhari and his apc gang stop telling nigerians lies?

  • Profy

    What the hell is wrong with this biafrans. When will ur hatred for Buhari end for God sake. FG has met deadline on Boko Haram as no terrirotory is under dere control as at 2day. Gowon made a mistake by not wiping out this bastard. I just hope and pray the War declared by Nmandi Kanu will come out soonest so Dat we can finish this bastard up once and for all.

    • no_be_lie

      Technically you are a moron

  • Curseless

    The people in the muslim community opposing the banning of hijab and burga among the women better do a rethinking. I’m agree that the Boko Haram free reign have been halted and hence the only way now is to wreck havoc through young women who are more prone to indoctrination. The terrorist know the weak link and they will surely exploit it to their advantage if common sense does not prevail.

  • NoSpinEd

    Our armed forces who defend our freedom have to be right 100% of the time to
    maintain the peace. Those who spend their waking hours planning mayhem only
    have to succeed once to create the illusion of invincibility. This is the nature of psychological warfare.

  • SAM .A

    It is high time for Muslim leaders , Imams and Emirs to take a decision to ban pudah or hijab [Black cover ]in public places , your daughters have now using the cover of religion to weaponize muslims traditional dressing . some men are also disguising under it with suicide belt . if you don’t do something about it urgently , it will become another Iraq.98% of the suicide bombing in THE NORTH are committed by females under the religious dressing.

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    The current spike in Boko-haram attacks which has claimed the lives of scores of Nigerians was well predictable. The dead-line issued by President Buhari was not supposed to be a public event,it was a propaganda ploy which is proving very costly in lives of civilians. The Boko-haram are trying to prove that they are not defeated and it has come with the loss of civilian lives.

    The military intelligence was taken unawares about the frontal attack on maiduguri the current army HQ yesterday,one is forced to wonder if they are in the SE searching for unarmed and harmless Biafran agitators to shoot in cold blood or somewhere in Zaria searching for Shiite Mosques with unarmed women and children to obliterate.

    • Mike Obi

      AND YOU ARE? THE SPOKES PERSON OF LIAR-MOHAMMED OR BOKOHARAM?? LMAO!!!!!!

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        I speak for myself, go hang if that upsets you !!

        • Burbank

          “I speak for myself”
          Gbam………..go hang yourself
          Racist bigot.

  • eclub

    No Justice, No Peace.

    Know Christ, Know Peace.

  • Malchine

    EXCUSE ME ALL! T
    HEY DEFEATED THE OLD BOKO HARAM.
    THESE ONES ARE THE NEW BRIGADE.

  • eclub

    Buhari was expected to end Boko Haram period, NOT just one or two tactics of Boko Haram, or their occupation of a rural territory. Stop, or kill Boko Haram and the excuses. No serious person is persuaded by the constant excuses, and blame game. I have not listened or read one coherent excuse from this administration, even though they think they are too clever.

  • REDEEM

    he Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said on Wednesday that the Nigerian military had met the December deadline to defeat the Boko Haram terrorists.

    The minister said this during his maiden meeting with editorial heads of media houses in Lagos.

    President Mohammadu Buhari had, upon assuming office, issued a December 31 deadline to the military to defeat the Boko Haram terrorists.

    “Today, I can report that the war against Boko Haram is largely won.

    “I can confidently say this because just recently, I led a group of 33 journalists from both the local and international media to the hotbed of the insurgency, that is, Maiduguri, Kondugua, Kaoure and Bama.

    “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.”

    He said the military presence could be felt ”every few metres along the road; at a point along that road we were just a kilometre to Sambisa forest……..

    • Mike Obi

      AND YOU ARE? THE SPOKES PERSON OF LIAR-MUHAMMED OR BUHARI? LMAO!!!!!

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    Buhari screwed up with that ultimatum,it should be a classified directive,the idea of playing politics with national security has been proved as very costly,that propaganda was unattainable and unrealistic,Nigerians are dying as a result of that cock-up.

    • Burbank

      And you are an ex-general of the army.
      Racist bigot.

  • smart G

    I am very sure that if government had not made the statement of defeat of Boko Haram these over 300 people would have seen the new year.
    Nobody sets a deadline for ideological and guerrilla war.
    It was a deadly strategy .
    Now that Lie Mohammed insists on the Dec 31 date, one should naturally expect attacks in the first week of January.
    Let every Nigerian pray and be vigilant.

    • Oh!

      What a predicament you are in!
      You say you are very sure that if government had not made the statement of defeat of Boko Haram these over 300 people would have seen the new year.
      You call yourself smartG……but fail to see the how your own statement renders itself invalid.

      “Nobody sets a deadline for ideological and guerrilla war” means their are no certainties when it comes to these issues…but you speak in ‘certain’ terms..(“I am sure”).

      Sir, Your brain is working fine but your head is up where it should not be. Retrieve it from that ungodly place and may can converse! In the mean time, shut the f*ck up!

      • smart G

        Good you got all my points.
        These attacks are provoked.
        The insistence of Lie on 31st December deadline means Boko haram wil either be defeated or announce to the world that they can overstay the useless deadline.
        We certainly know what side of the balance our innocent people will be.
        Expect attacks in the first weeks of January..This is is pure common sense and try to get that in.