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Female suicide bombers hit Potiskum GSM market

Posted: Apr 21, 2015 at 11:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Several people are feared killed as twin bomb blasts hit the Global System Communication (GSM) market located close to Brema Primary School, along Mohammed Idrissa Way in Potiskum, Yobe State, North East Nigeria on Monday afternoon.

According to eyewitnesses, two female suicide bombers on tricycles came to the market, while one alighted and went inside the market, the other waited in the tricycle as the two explosive devices went off simultaneously.

The eye witness said: “I can confirm to you that the situation at the moment is tense after the twin blasts around 3.15pm this afternoon. Rescue operation is still ongoing and no one can tell you the casualty figure now. It’s so sad that we keep hearing this on daily basis”

However, although authorities are yet to confirm the blast, hospital sources said some bodies have been brought to the mortuary as rescue is still ongoing.

Monday’s twin blasts are coming a day after another explosive device went off at the Divisional Police station, also in Potiskum, killing two people on the spot.