At Least Ten Dead In Two Suicide Bomb Attacks In Yobe State
At least ten persons have been killed in two suicide bomb attacks at different locations within Potiskum town in Yobe State, northeast Nigeria.
An eyewitness told Channels Television on Phone that the first attack was launched at a vigilante group's office located at Dorowa area of Potiskum.
The eyewitness said the suicide bomber gained access into the office and detonate the Improvised Explosive Devices (IED), killing seven people on the spot.
The second attack, according to him, was at Mashaya also at Dorowa area of Potiskum.
“The Bomber was heading to a rowdy location and was blocked on the way when the IED went off, killing two people and injuring many others,” the eyewitness said.
He said the first explosion went off around 12:20 Noon.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack which is largely believed to have been carried out by members of the Boko Haram sect, terrorising communities in north-east Nigeria.
A hospital source, who confirmed the attack to Channels Television, said 10 bodies had been brought to the specialists' hospital's mortuary while 22 others were receiving treatment.
The attacks came just one day after Boko Haram militants on Sunday attacked Babbangida, the headquarters of Tarmuwa Local Government Area of Yobe State.
Babbangida town is located some 50kms north of Damaturu, the state capital and few kilometres to Shekau village, the birth place of the Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau.