10/12/2016 2:20 AM AEDT

Suicide Bombs Kill 30 In Nigeria

The northeastern part of the country has become a hotbed of extremism.

Afolabi Sotunde / Reuters
Smoke is seen after an suicide bomb explosion in Gombe, February 1, 2015, a day ahead of Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan's visit to the state for an election campaign rally. Authorities stated there were no casualties except for the suicide bomber. Violence is surging before polls pitting Jonathan against former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari in the closest contest since the end of military rule in 1999. REUTERS/ Afolabi Sotunde (NIGERIA - Tags: DISASTER)

Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in the northeastern Nigerian town of Madagali on Friday, killing 30 people and wounding 57, an army spokesman said.

“Based on the report from our men working on the ground, 30 were killed and 57 people were injured,” said Major Badare Akintoye, a spokesman for an army unit based in Mubi, like Madagali a town in Adamawa state.

“Security agents have taken over the area to avoid enemies coming in to cause another attack.” he said.

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