Abuja, May 20 (Antara/Xinhua-OANA) - At least nine people were killed Tuesday following a suicide bomb attack in Nigeria's northeastern state of Adamawa, one of the three most-hit states by the insurgency of Boko Haram, witnesses told Xinhua.
The suicide bomber detonated his explosive devices outside a livestock market in Garkida, a rural community in Adamawa, said Ibrahim Tanko, a trader who witnessed the attack.
"Some heavy gun shots followed the explosion, causing people to run helter-skelter and seek refuge," he said, adding unspecified number of people might have sustained serious injuries.
Jerry Kundusi, a local lawmaker in the area told reporters the identity of the assailants was yet known but it is believed to be the work of Boko Haram insurgents.
Bala Haruna, another witness, said security operatives had arrived on time to put the situation under control. According to the witness, another group of attackers on Tuesday attacked a community in Madagali area of the state, a place earlier liberated by Nigerian forces.
"The government forces are engaging the attackers in a gun fight, to completely flush them out of the area," the resident said.
Gunmen, suspected to be Boko Haram militants had on Sunday attacked the same area of the state, killing at least one person and abducting six women, according to officials.