16 Feb 2015

Female suicide bomber attacks Damaturu market; ...10 people killed, 31 injured

Police in Yobe State have confirmed the killing of 10 people and 31 injured in a suicide attack that was carried out by a female suicide bomber. 

The attack took place at the Damaturu Central motor park near the A Division Police Station that was on January 9, 2015 burnt by the Boko Haram insurgents.
The Police Public Relations Officer for Yobe State, Toyin Gbadegesin, disclosed that the bomber made several failed attempts to bomb the military outfit inside the park before she boarded a half-loaded Sharon car and blew off herself killing 10 people on the spot.
According to him, “at about 12.10 hours, a hijab wearing female suicide bomber came into the park and went to the security vehicle there and she was turned away after they suspected her movement. She then went to a commercial Sharon vehicle that was half loaded and detonated her explosives. “In the blast, 10 people died while 31 are critically injured and are lying at the General Sani Abatcha Hospital in Damaturu. We have condoned off the area and investigation is currently ongoing.”
The PPRO informed that the suicide bomber is about 21 years of age. A shop owner in the park, who requested anonymity, said an angry mob prevented rescue workers from evacuating the remains of the bomber. “They gathered the pieces (body parts) and set them on fire,” he said.

Credit: Vanguard

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