Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Bomb blast hits Damaturu,Yobe this morning.


At least 6 people are feared dead with at least 20 people injured after a bomb went off at a bus terminal in Damaturu, Yobe state this morning. A young girl is suspected to be the suicide bomber. 
Abdullahi Bego, the director media and publicity, Yobe state, who confirmed the casualty figure, said those dead have been evacuated to mortuary.Bego said others, who were injured in the attack, are currently being attended to by health and emergency workers.

The attack which happened in the early hours of August 25 is said to have injured about 20 people.
According to witnesses, a young girl who wanted to enter the bus station was denied entry because she refused to be searched by the security guards at the entrance. Then she stepped out of the park.
Few minutes after, a private taxi drove out of the park and just as it came close to the girl, she detonated the explosives, leaving the people in the car killed.
Another source informed that there was a first bomb blast which was heard echoing in from Pompomari axis of the city. A male suicide bomber, who was said to be in his mid 20s, suddenly exploded on the street.
However, no one was affected, except himself. It was shortly after the alleged Pompomari bombing, that the incident occurred at the Damaturu motor park.
Security personnel have also succeeded in condoning the area.
The dreaded Boko Haram sect might be behind the bomb blast, though it has not been affirmed by the insurgents themselves.

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