Mr. Yusuf Muhammed, the Chairman of Madagali Local Government, in Adamawa, said 56 persons died and 177 injured in the suicide bombings that hit Madagali Market on Friday in the state.
Mr. Muhammed, who confirmed the development in a telephone interview, said 57 of the injured were critical and 120 minor.
Mr. Muhammed said the critically injured were rushed to Yola Specialists Hospital and Mubi General 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.
Muhammed said such a gesture would help them in alleviating the pain and loss from the blasts.