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Another blast claims 12 in Azare


Twelve people were killed and 64 others were
critically injured when a bomb went off at the
Handset Market near the Township Stadium in
Azare, headquarters of Katagum Local
Government Area of Bauchi State yesterday.
Minority Leader of the state House of Assembly,
Baba Abubakar Suleiman, gave the casualty
figure while speaking with newsmen in Bauchi.
He said reliable sources from the Federal
Medical Centre in Azare confirmed the figures
and many of them were referred to various
“It was the third blast in Azare within one month
and there are no security measures to protect
the people, now Azare people are being
targeted,” he said.
He said a female suicide bomber who carried
out the attack also died, adding that youths at
the market were targeted.
Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Haruna
Mohammed, said it was too early at press time
to ascertain the casualty figure. It was the
second blast in Azare within 10 days. Last week,
a suicide bomber killed 14 and injured 23.

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