15 people including two female suicide bombers died at telecoms market on the outskirts of Potiskum town in Yobe State

January 12, 2015 10:31 am
According to witness, the suicide bombers were dropped off by a
 tricycle rider near the market, they walked into  the market and blew
themselves up in the midst of the crowd.

Report shows that it was nine dead
bodies yesterday, but more people died overnight in the course of
receiving treatment due to severe injuries they sustained at the scene
of the blast.

At least 15 people including two
female suicide bombers were killed following attack on a telecoms market
on the outskirts of Potiskum town in according to a nurse in
the hospital that treated injured persons.

The source stated that there  is a possibility that the death toll
will rise further because a few more people are still in critical
condition. The two female suicide bombers and four others died instantly
during the blast. At least 40 others were injured and remain

An eyewitness, Abdulaziz Saheed, who is a trader
in the market said that the suicide bombers  appeared to be between the
age of 10 to 13 years.
Saheed escaped the attack narrowly; he said
 everyone was confused when we heard the sounds of the blasts because
they happened seconds apart.

“It was not too far from my shop, when I heard a loud sound
everything became blank, I couldn’t see, at first I fell down but stood
up to see many people running in all direction. There was confusion
everywhere. I saw several people on the ground, so much blood
everywhere,” he said.

No group has claimed responsibility for the bombing but the attack bear the hallmark of islamist insurgent group Boko Haram.

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