Scores may have been killed on Sunday afternoon as twin
blasts hit the Global System Communication (GSM) market
in Potiskum, Yobe State, north-east Nigeria, residents said.
Witnesses said that two female suicide bombers on tricycle
came to the market. As one alighted and went inside the
market, the other was left in the tricycle as the two explosive
devices went off simultaneously.
An eye witness told Channels Television, “I can confirm to
you that the situation at the moment is tense up after the
twin blast went off around 3:15 this afternoon and rescue
operation is still going on and no one can tell you the
casualty figure now.
“It’s so sad that we keep hearing this on daily basis.”
Authorities are yet to confirm the blast but hospital sources
said that some bodies have been brought to the hospital
mortuary as rescue is still going on.
Sunday’s twin blast came one day after another explosive
device went off at the Divisional Police station also in
Potiskum, killing two people on the spot.
The Potiskum GSM market is located close to Brema
Primary School along the Mohammed Idrissa Way in the
heart of the troubled commercial city.
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