Huge Bomb Blast Hits Crowded Damaturu Market Today – Many Lives Lost

Another powerful blast hit a crowded market in the capital of Yobe state Damaturu, taking many lives. The explosion occurred at around 9.30 am on Sunday – just six day after a suicide bombing at a checkpoint in the same city.

Scene of a Bomb Blast in Nigeria
Scene of a Bomb Blast

Another powerful blast hit a crowded market in the capital of Yobe state Damaturu, taking many lives. The explosion occurred at around 9.30 am on Sunday – just six day after a suicide bombing at a checkpoint in the same city.

Dozens were injured and at least 11 people killed in a powerful blast that hit a crowded market in the city of Damaturu on Sunday. The explosive device went off at around 9.30 am on Sunday.

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The attack comes just six day after a suicide bombing at a checkpoint on the outskirts of the same city.

The checkpoint on a major highway connecting Damaturu with Borno state capital Maiduguri was reportedly hit by the bomber on Monday.

A hospital representative informed the press that at least two people, whose bodies were transported to the hospital, were killed in the blast. Another three received injuries.

The police spokesman, Toyin Gbadegesin told the press that “eight people including the suicide bomber died, two security operatives were among the dead“.

Three days ago a bomb was detonated at the Eid-al-Fitr prayer ground in Damaturu, Yobe state, in the early hours of Friday, July 17.

Another bomb blast rocked the popular Bayan Tasha market/ motor park in Damaturu on Saturday​, May 15, barely hours since the deaths of at least 27 civilians in a Borno attack on the same day.

SOURCE: Naij.com

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