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15 Dead, 47 Injured In Fresh Yobe Blast

Posted: Jul 26, 2015 at 3:57 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Fifteen people were killed and 47 others injured in a suicide bomb attack on a crowded market in Damaturu, Yobe State, on Sunday, the Police Public Relations Officer in Yobe, Toyin Gbadegeshin, has confirmed to newsmen.

Gbadegeshin said that the bomber, a 10-year-old girl, detonated the explosive device at the gate of the market, killing herself and 14 others.

He said, “A female suicide bomber, aged about 10 years, detonated the explosive device at a crowded main entrance of the popular Sunday Market, killing 15 people, including 10 females and five males, while injuring 47 others,” he said.

He said five other units of undetonated explosives were recovered at the scene of the explosion.

The police spokesman said that suicide bombers used mortars similar to those recovered from suspected bombers on the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway on Monday.

Three policemen and five suicide bombers were killed in the Monday incident.

Gbadegeshin urged the public to be cautious and remain observant of odd persons, bags and movements around their environment.