Two suicide bombers have blown themselves up at the international market in Gombi Local Government Area of Adamawa State, killing eight persons and injuring twenty-eight others.
The attack has been attributed to Boko Haram terrorists. It was reported that eight persons died while twenty-seven others sustained varying degrees of injuries.
The International market in Gombi attracts people from Cameroon and other neighboring countries. It is in a local government area that shares boundary with Sambisa forest.
Executive Secretary of the Adamawa State Emergency Agency, SEMA, Haruna Furo said, “The blast occurred in the grain section of the international market in Gombi. We were told that there were two suicide bombers that carried out the attack. Our anti-bomb squad has gone there and they will be able to ascertain the manner of the attack. But they said they were two suicide bombers”.
“As I am talking to you now, officials of the NEMA, SEMA and the Red Cross are already at the scene. The report we have for now is that 28 persons were affected, sustaining various injuries. There were eight deaths including the two suicide bombers”.
“Some of the injured have been moved to nearby hospitals but we have put Shell facilities, the Specialist Hospital Yola, the Federal Medical Centre Yola on red alert and they are now waiting to receive those injured.”