Bomb Blast Rocks Damaturu, Yobe state

Bomb Blast Rocks Damaturu – The State Emergency Management Agency, (SEMA) has confirmed 16 people dead, following the bomb blasts that just occurred at Buhari Housing Estate in Damaturu, Yobe state.

Our reporters has it that the explosions were heard in Damaturu, the Yobe state capital, in the early hours of this morning, October 7.

The first attack was reportedly carried out by three teenage boys at a mosque inside Buhari Estate.

According to an eyewitness, he said the suicide bomber came near the mosque, hugged one of the boys around and blew off himself and others around.

Those that sustain injury have been rushed to Sani Abacha Specialist Hospital for treatment.

Report has it that Nigerian troops repelled an attack on the 120 Task Force Battalion, Goniri, Yobe state by members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect.

News24 reports that the troops clashed with the fleeing insurgents in the early hours of Wednesday.

According to Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, the acting director of army public relations, seven soldiers died while 1 officer and 8 soldiers were wounded during the encounter.

He said: “During the encounter, the troops have recovered a sizeable arms, ammunitions and other equipment from the terrorists. These include 1 General Purpose Machine Gun, 2 Rocket Propelled Grenades, 9 AK-47 rifles and Belted rounds of 7.62 (NATO) ammunitions. Others were various wires used for Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), 7 Primed IEDs, different types of Spanners and a Torch Light.”

Nigerian army has said they are winning the war against Boko Haram insurgency. However, the insurgents are still attacking parts of the country. On October 2, a twin bomb blasts occurred in Kuje area and Jukwoyi bus station after the Nyanya bridge in Abuja.

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