6 dead, 7 injured in market blast

The attack, which was reportedly carried out by two young women in hijabs, also left 7 people injured.

The state police commissioner, Adenrele Shinaba confirmed to AFP that the attackers were indeed females clothed in the Muslim attire.

"They came by the market and asked to be directed to a public convenience. The bombs detonated, killing them and four others,” Shinaba said.

The secretary of the market traders' association, Abdullahi Abubakar also told AFP that the first bomber blew herself up near the toilets at about 2:30pm while the second bomb went off shortly after near another group of toilets.

Abubakar added that the girls were in their late teens and had been accompanied to the market by a man who disappeared when the deadly deed was done.

The area where the attack occurred has since been cordoned off and the injured have been taken to a hospital to receive treatment.

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