A gas explosion in Damaturu on Wednesday killed one person and caused panic, making people to scamper for safety.
Lt. George Okupe, the Army spokesman in the state, confirmed the incident.
Okupe said, “It was an accidental explosion from a welding tank when a welder was working on a pipe for a soldier.
“The welder died instantly while the soldier and one other civilian sustained injuries and are responding to treatment at the Specialists Hospital Damaturu.”
The Army spokesman said the situation had been […]
Some photos showing the face of the 14 year old girl who carried out the suicide bomb attack at a bus station in Damaturu, Yobe state on Tuesday August 25th, killing 6 people including a pregnant woman, a child and 4 others. See the photo below ..
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On Tuesday in Damaturu, Yobe State capital, Six people, including two suspected suicide bombers, have died in two bomb explosions that occurred
Yobe Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Toyin Gbadegeshin, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria.
Gbadegeshin said three others were in critical condition, while 40 others, who sustained various degrees of injury, had been taken to hospitals in the area.
He said one of the explosions involving a female suicide bomber of about 12 years of age, happened […]
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.
“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 […]
10 years-old female suicide bomber has killed 19 persons in a market in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital, on Sunday.
The state governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Geidam, decried the attack in a statement on Sunday.
A statement by the Yobe State’s Director of Press, Abdullahi Bego, quoted the governor as condemning the attack.
The statement said, “The governor has been briefed about the horrific bomb attack in a market in Damaturu today, in which 19 people were killed and many others injured.
“This is another […]
A female suicide bomber this morning detonated a bomb at a predominantly Muslim settlement in Damaturu, Yobe state.
Three people have been reported killed from the blast. More details
Report gathered a new Boko Haram onslaught in Damaturu, a lone suicide bomber, suspected to be ten years old, killed five people and injured several others at the popular Bayan Tasha market motor park at exactly 11am Saturday.
According to chairman of Nigerian Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, who witnessed the gory incident,” we have security men at all the gates and everybody entering the motor park we subjected to thorough search before they enter the park. It was in […]
According to WorldNews, Boko Haram gunmen fought running battles with Nigerian troops on the streets of the northeastern city of Damaturu on Friday, in an apparent reprisal attack after a recent raid on a militant stronghold, residents told AFP.
“The gunmen arrived at around 7:30 pm (1830 GMT), firing guns and shouting ‘Allahu Akbar!’ (God is greatest),” said Mukhtar Sani, a student of the Yobe State University in the city.
Troops intercepted the Islamists and Aishatu Bala, who lives nearby, added: “All […]
Residents of Damaturu city reported woken by the sound of blasts and heavy weapons in the Gujba Road area of the Yobe state capital early this morning.
“We have left our homes. We are now in the bush. We don’t know what’s going to happen,” said local resident Umar Sada, who added that a police barracks had been destroyed.
A government official who wished to remain anonymous added: “It’s chaos all over the town.
“All I can hear is explosions and gunfire from […]