The Chairman, Madagali Local Government, Adamawa State, Yusuf Muhammed, has said that 56 persons died and 177 injured in the twin blasts that that hit Madagali Market on Friday in the state.
Muhammed, who confirmed the development in a telephone interview, said that 57 of the injured were critical and 120 minor.
He said the critically injured were rushed to Mubi General Hospital and Yola Specialists Hospital, while those that sustained minor injuries were treated and discharged.
The Madagali Market operates on Fridays and the two blasts occurred at the grains and second hand clothes sections of the market.
The council boss appealed to the federal, state governments, relevant donors and humanitarian agencies to come to the aid of the people. He said such a gesture would help them in alleviating the pain and loss from the blasts.