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Adamawa Bomb Blast: President Buhari Says ‘It’s An Act Of Desperation’



​Suicide bombings occurred in Madagali, Adamawa state North-eastern Nigeria by two school girls killing 56 and wounding 57 people barely 48hrs after the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai had declared that the Nigerian army has defeated the terrorist group known as Boko Haram .

The chairman of the Local Council covering the area Yusuf Mohammed gave these figures and said the attack occurred in a crowded market within the area.

Following the bomb blast the Senior Special assistant to the President Garba Shehu, released a statement that the President Muhammadu Buhari expresses heartfelt condolences to the families of victims of the twin bomb blasts in the town of Madagali, Adamawa State which claimed some lives and injured several others on Friday.

The President also condoles with the Government and people of the state over the unfortunate incident, assuring them that they are not alone as the rest of nation mourns this grave loss with them.

President Buhari restates that “putting an end to this senseless loss of innocent lives remains a top priority of this administration” adding that, “over the past few weeks, the Nigerian military have made significant advancements in an offensive aimed at slamming the final nail in the coffin of Boko Haram.”

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According to him, “This latest attack is obviously an act of desperation, but the Nigerian military will neither be distracted nor relent.”

President Buhari uses this opportunity to urge Nigerians to be more vigilant and immediately report any suspicious activity to the nearest security and law enforcement agency.

“The battle against terrorism is a joint effort involving all citizens, both government and governed. Together, Nigerians can and will defeat the evil that is Boko Haram,” he declared.

The President prays that God will comfort the bereaved families in a way that only He can, while wishing the injured speedy recovery.