Twelve persons were killed on Saturday night when two suspected female suicide bombers struck at a village in Adamawa State, an official said on Sunday.
The former head of the Madagali Local Government council, Maina Ularamu, said the women detonated their explosives as people hid from the attack in Dar village in the north of the state on Saturday night.
Maina Ularamu, a former Chairman of Madagali Local Government Area, said the insurgents attacked Dar Village in the council at about 8:30 p.m.
“A large number of gunmen invaded the village, forcing resident to flee to nearby bush,” Ularamu said told newsmen, adding “two female suicide bombers disguised as fleeing villagers detonated explosives in the bush where many people were hiding, killing twelve persons.”
He added that many victims who sustained injuries were evacuated to the hospital by police personnel.
The spokesperson of the Adamawa Police Command, Othman Abubakar, confirmed the attack, but did not provide details.