About nine persons have been confirmed dead on Monday in twin bomb explosions which rocked Potiskum, the commercial nerve centre of Yobe state, police sources said.
The Police Public Relations Officer, in Yobe, Mr Toyin Gbadegeshin, confirmed the explosions to the News Agency of Nigeria in Potiskum.
According to Gbadegeshin, one of the bombers targeted the vigilante office, killing seven persons, while two others died in the second explosion which occurred at Dorowa Ward in the town.
“At about 12.25hrs, twin suicide bombers struck at Dorowa at the vigilante office and near Lara filling station, killing Ado Kwamanda and six of his men.”
“Two people, including the bomber, died in the second attack,” he said.
NAN recalls that suspected insurgents attacked Babangida, headquarters of Tarmuwa Local Government Area on Sunday, looted food stuff and burnt public and private structures, including stores.
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