Twin Suicide Attacks Kill 11 In Potiskum


By Musdafa Ilo, Maiduguri

Eleven people were killed, while eight others sustained injuries when two suicide bombers on Monday morning hit Potiskum, the commercial nerve of Yobe state.

According to an eye witness, the first attack occurred at the Dorowa area office of the Civilian JTF, a local vigilante group. The witness said the bomber detonated the bomb when he entered the office, killing eight people, including the bomber.



    ”A young man came to our office and we insisted that anybody that we would allow to enter must be searched and when he pretended to be opening the bag, he detonated an explosive device,” the witness said, adding that one of the commanders of the vigilante group was among the dead.

    Not long after and while people were still discussing the incident, another suicide bomber, pretending to be a customer,  walked into a nearby building where people were drinking, and detonated a bomb, killing three people, including himself.

    A source at the General Hospital in the town confirmed that eleven corpses were deposited at the morgue and that eight other persons were admitted at the Accident and Emergency Unit of the hospital.

    Monday’s attack came just a day after Boko Haram militants attacked Babbangida, the headquarters of Tarmuwa Local Government Area in the state.


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