JUST IN: 15 Dead, Several Injured As Female Suicide Bomber Attacks Damaturu...

JUST IN: 15 Dead, Several Injured As Female Suicide Bomber Attacks Damaturu Market

File: Smoke rose after a bomb blast at a bus terminal in the heart of the central Nigerian city of Jos on Tuesday. Three bombs struck the city in quick succession, two at the market and a third near a military outpost. (Photo Credit: Stefanos Foundation/Associated Press)

No fewer than 15 persons were reported dead in a fresh blast instigated by a female suicide bomber at the Damaturu Sunday market in Yobe State.

The Improvised Explosive Devices went off around 9:30am on Sunday, July 26, 2015 when buying and selling activities were already ongoing at the market.

Unconfirmed report indicated that the explosion was detonated at the entrance of the market by a suspected female suicide bomber aged between 19 and 20.

There are speculations that the number of dead casualties might increase judging from the gravity of injuries sustained by some victims.

Speaking on the condition of anonymity, an eye witness counted 15 dead bodies at the scene while unspecified number of injured persons were rushed to the hospital.

It is not yet certain if the insurgents loyal to Boko Haram Islamist Sect are responsible for the attack but they have been at the helms of several attacks across the nation for over ten years.

Another eye witness, Mallam Samaila Audu said, ”A girl of around 20 blew herself up at the entrance of Sunday Market in Damaturu near sugar cane and chicken sellers.”

Confirming the attack, the Police spokesperson for the state, Mr Toyin Gbadegesin, disclosed that the 47 injured victims have been taken to the state’s specialist hospital where they are receiving medical care.


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