Nigeria: 45 dead and 33 injured in twin suicide bombing


(Voice of the Persecuted) On Friday, 45 people were killed and 33 injured in suicide blasts when two teenage girls detonated themselves at a crowded market in the northeast Nigerian town, Madagali in Adamawa state.

Yusuf Muhammad, the chairman of Madagali local government said the two bombers were disguised as customers and detonated their suicide belts at the section of the market selling grains and second-hand clothing. He called on the federal government to deploy soldiers to the surrounding areas.

Boko Haram has often forced women and girls to carry out their terror mission through suicide attacks in heavily populated areas. The notorious group is suspected to be behind the Madagali attack.

The town has been subject many attacks and abductions since the military retook the area from the militants in 2015.

The Islamic militant group has terrorized Northeast Nigeria since 2009. Many have been killed and over 2 million displaced. North Nigerian Christians face constant condemnation, persecution and brutal violence. They’ve experienced some of the worst persecution of Christians that the world has seen in the last decade. Please remember them in your prayers.

Voice of the Persecuted is on the ground in Nigeria to care for our Christian brothers and sisters experiencing brutal persecution. Many lived near the town of today’s attack.

We are committed to being a VOICE for persecuted Nigerian Christians and bring them comfort, relief, and encouragement. We have committed to a long-term mission in Nigeria. When they are able to return home, we will be there to encourage and help rebuild villages and their lives. They will not be forgotten!

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