The death toll from yesterday’s twin bomb blast in Madagali, Adamawa state has risen to 56 persons and 177 injured.
Mr. Yusuf Muhammed, Chairman, Madagali Local Government, Adamawa, confirmed the development. He said 57 of the injured were critical and 120 minor.
He said the critically injured were rushed to Mubi General Hospital and Yola Specialists Hospital, while those that sustained minor injuries were treated and discharged .
Madagali Market which operates on Fridays and the two blasts occurred at the grains and second hand clothes sections of the market.
The council boss appealed to the federal, state governments, relevant donors and humanitarian agencies to come to the aid of the people.
He said such a gesture would help them in alleviating the pain and loss from the blasts.