Terrorists Attack Madagali Again, Kill 2

Residents and local officials confirmed that two male suicide bombers blew up themselves after sneaking into Madagali town Sunday evening, killing at least two persons, a woman and her daughter.
The two male suicide bombers were said to have detonated explosives strapped to their bodies in Madagali, Adamawa State.
The attackers, who entered the town at about 7:30pm on Sunday, reportedly entered a house in Silda village near Gulak ostensibly looking for assistance from the home owners. They thereafter blew themselves up, killing a woman and her daughter.
A resident, Bello Dauda, also said another set of insurgents struck at Gurjango village where they carted away cattle.
When contacted on phone, the Chairman of Madagali Local Government Area, Yusuf Muhammad, also confirmed the attacks. He said the wave of attacks by suicide bombers ”was so alarming in the recent days.”
”Yes, it occurred late evening on Sunday at about 7:45pm.They (insurgents) blew up themselves after entering the house, while the victims were busy relaxing.
“The IEDs (improvised explosive devices) strapped to their bodies exploded, killing them instantly, including a woman known as Dudu and her daughter.
”On Saturday, they (Boko Haram) struck at a village between Bitu and Yinagu and even today, (Monday), we heard that they attempted to wreak havoc at Imbrissa but were repelled by gallant hunters. Let President Buhari do something as our people are being killed”, he said.
A lawmaker, representing Madagali and Michika Federal constituency, Adamu Kamale, said he is yet to get full details of the tragedy.
”We woke up again today with yet another sad development. As at 10:30 a.m today, Monday, we got reports that bombs exploded at Sidar Madagali. Though we are yet to get details of loss of lives, we heard that there were injuries,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian army in a statement by its spokesman, Brig-General Sani Kukasheka Usman, said two Boko Haram members were killed in an operation carried out on Friday, November 3, in Borno state.
He said the soldiers recovered four bicycles, some mechanical tools which aids the terrorists vehicle movement, clothes and explosive wires from the ambush site.
The statement said: “Troops of 152 Battalion, 21 Brigade Nigerian Army, on Operation LAFIYA DOLE, in furtherance of blockade and clearance operations DEEP PUNCH 2 and their resolve to rout out the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists hibernating in some areas, ambushed a group of unsuspecting Boko Haram terrorists at the early hours of Friday, 3rd November 2017, along Banki-Bula Yobe Road in Bama Local Government Area of Borno state.
“The troops sprung the ambush on the terrorists and neutralised 1 of them and recovered 4 bicycles, some Mechanical tools which aids the terrorists vehicle movement, clothes and explosive wires from the ambush site. Bicycles recovered from Boko Haram.
“Similarly, the troops of 151 Battalion, 21 Brigade Nigerian Army, also ambushed some unsuspecting Boko Haram terrorists who were attempting to cross into the Sambisa forest at about 7:40pm same day, along BOCOST-Bama Road. Troops neutralized a large number of them while some of the terrorists escaped with gun shot wounds.
“The gallant troops rescued a 6 years old boy and recovered several items which includes, 8 Bicycles, blankets, Jerricans, plates, mats, spanners, cutlasses, clothes, and a pair of Boko Haram terrorists Special Forces Uniform. The rescued boy is receiving further at the Brigades medical facility.”

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