News alert: Boko Haram bombs Gombe again

News alert: Boko Haram bombs Gombe again

Sunday, February 1, 2015 6:11 pm

Two bomb blasts have rocked Nigeria’s Gombe city, part of the Boko Haram besieged north east Nigeria.

Five persons have died, according to initial estimates, given by military sources and witnesses.

One of the attacks, by a suicide bomber, targeted a military checkpoint in Kasuwar Katako area of the northern state, while the other targeted a local market called Tsohuwar Kasuwa, a witness named Musa Ilela said.

According to him, the cause of the market explosion was unknown but local people suspected it was caused by Boko Haram which had earlier on Sunday carried out similar attacks in the northeastern Borno and Yobe states respectively.

Three persons, including a soldier, died in the suicide bomb attack at the military checkpoint, while two persons died at the market explosion, said another witness named Ibrahim Bello.

Local officials were yet to issue any statement on the incidents, as of the time of filing this report.

Today, Boko Haram and its bombers have struck in Potiskum and had made a futile attempt to take over Maiduguri, capital of Borno state.

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