5 feared dead as bomb blast hits Damaturu

The attack was launched by a young female suicide bomber in Damaturu, Yobe State today, Tuesday, August 25, 2015.

 

At least five people have died in Damaturu, Yobe State following a suicide bombing, emerging reports say.

The attack was launched by a young female suicide bomber today, Tuesday, August 25, 2015.

28 other persons are said to have been injured in the explosion which occurred outside the main bus station in the town.

"A young girl came around at 7:00 am (0600 GMT) and wanted to enter the bus station. She was denied entry because she refused to be searched by the security guards at the entrance," a witness, Sani Dankamasho, told AFP.

The attack has been confirmed by a spokesperson of the state government, Abdullahi Bego.

"There was a suicide bombing in Damaturu...this morning where five people were killed from the explosion with more than 20 other victims injured,” Bego said in a statement.

"The dead have been evacuated to a mortuary while the injured victims are currently being attended to by health and emergency workers," he added.

The attack is believed to be the work of terrorist sect, Boko Haram which has been blamed for similar attacks in the past.

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