UPDATE: Nine dead as NEMA confirms suicide bomber had baby strapped on her back

File photo of a Bomb explosion scene in Maiduguri

At least nine people were killed when three female suicide bombers struck in Madagali, Adamawa State, on Friday, a rescue agency has said.

The National Emergency Management Agency also confirmed that one of the three female suicide bombers died with a baby strapped on her back.

PREMIUM TIMES reported residents as saying three suicide bombers blew up themselves while approaching a security check point, where vehicles are stopped and screened before being allowed into the town.

“This morning the suicide bombers blew up themselves after they were intercepted by local vigilantes stationed at the check point and already two vigilantes lost their lives in the process,” Ladi Musa, a local resident, said.

The Coordinator of NEMA for Adamawa and Taraba Operation Office, Sa’ad Bello, who confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria said that the nine dead included the suicide bombers.

“So far we have nine dead including the three female suicide bombers, while 14 others sustain various degree of injuries,” Mr. Bello said.

Also confirming the development, the Executive Secretary of Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency, ADSEMA, Haruna Furo, said that normalcy has returned to the area.

Meanwhile, the Adamawa Government has condemned the incident and urged the public to be more vigilant and report suspicious persons, objects and movements to security agencies.

The State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Ahmad Sajoh, said that the injured had been taken to Michika General Hospital for medical attention.

Mr. Sajoh assured that government had made all necessary arrangement to cater for the injured and their relations staying with them at the hospital.


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  • Otile

    Suicide bombing is essential in carrying out good jihad as everybody can see. Utangirma Allah.

    • Christopher Omekwe

      There’s no such animal as good jihad!

  • thusspokez

    I feel sadness for these female suicide bombers as I feel for their victims. Mind you, they are victims too — useful mumus who could not possibly understand the trickery of their handlers.

    (Think with me) Suppose, Islam had not come to the Hausas; suppose the Hausa’s had rejected at first sight; suppose Islam had originated from another part world; and most importantly, suppose the Arabs had no input in Islam, would Nigeria ( and indeed the world) be talking about suicide bombers today?

    • Ahmad

      How sure are u dat d suicide bombers are Muslims, suicide is alien in Islam and its abhorred

      • Otile

        Don’t bring in your al-Taquiyya, suicide bombing is an essential tool in carrying out jihad. In all violent Islamic countries suicide bombing is the weapon of choice. In fact the more devout the jihadists the more suicide bombers you get. Don’t listen to the bullshit of suicide being alien to Islam.

      • marc umeh

        Ha ha ha ha !!!!
        This man dey make me laughoooo

      • JOHN

        You decieve yourself. Stop lieing. Look at the whole world today, only Muslims are suicide bombers. Or tell us and give examples of other religion or faith that practice suicide bombings

        • Hamza

          They may be. But I tell you what! They are not normal sane beings. They have lost their sense of reasoning. They are just like remote controlled objects. Gullible, illiterate and irrational.
          You may not agree, but that’s the FACT!

  • marc umeh

    I keep blaming the gross ineptitude of both the Adamawa and nigerian govt for this wastage of human life.
    I will never be convinced that even ONE
    suicide bomber has not been captured alive. I cannot believe that a good secret police work cannot unearth the source of these bombings — the master minds. No bomb factories have ever been found . No captured Boko Haram members has ever confessed during interrogation.
    Now in an act of unbelievable lunacy , one bomber took her baby wth her and she cannot be identified. Someone is lying.
    After each bombing , all is forgotten and life goes on until the next attack.
    I am left with the only reasonable conclusion—- that the ” big men ” in Adamawa must be involved in this.
    This is shameful !!!!

    • Hamza

      This is exactly what I have been thinking right from the beginning of boko haram. Our security agencies are not intelligent. Can you imagine! They seem not to know that u can do investigation retrospectively. From the faces of these suicide bombers which in most cases are left intact and identifiable, they should be able to trace backwards the identity of the person. Their origin, relatives, or any other relevant information. But No! They don’t operate like that. Once a bomb goes off, that’s all. Nothing further. Only waiting for the next bombers to blow themselves off.
      So sad.

      • marc umeh

        There must be a conspiracy somewhere. They know. This is forensic 101.

  • JOHN

    The devil is very wicked. He will deceive and lie to these infidels that he is the almighty god. He will send them to go and kill the innocent because his food is blood. He will take from them their own life in suicide bombings. He has no value for women and children. He has no value for life. He forced that woman to strap the baby to her back and killed them. Why can’t UN declare the evil religion persona non grata. The good people of mankind is threatened there by. On land, in the air, on the streets especially where large people congregate. They don’t like to see people happy. How can anyone imagine that killing the innocent will take him/her to heaven. Which heaven? The suicide bombers must have now realized that the devil does not have heaven. It is hell fire straight.

    • Christopher Omekwe

      You know the truth