Monday, 20 July 2015
Damaturu Police checkpoint today kills 5.
A suspected Boko Haram male suicide bomber detonated a bomb at a checkpoint at Kano-Maiduguri road on the outskirts of Damaturu, Yobe State this afternoon. Eyewitnesses say the blast occurred when police officers at the checkpoint stopped a suspicious Toyota Highlander heading for Maiduguri. As the driver of the bus and other passengers filed out for searching, the suicide bomber blew himself up, killing himself and others. Many others were seriously injured.