Wednesday, October 7, 2015 11:45 am
Two bomb blasts have been reported in Damaturu, capital of Yobe state, North east Nigeria according to various sources.
The bombs were said to have exploded at Buhari Housing Estate and Ministry of Housing Quarters in the city. No fewer than 16 people died and 10 people were injured.
Alhaji Musa Idi, Executive Secretary, State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) confirmed the incidents to newsmen in Damaturu.
Sources at Buhari estate said that two female teenage suicide bombers were identified as being behind the explosion in the area which led to the death of five people.
Two earlier explosions at the ministry of housing quarters led to the death of 11 people including the suicide bombers.
NAN reported that normalcy has returned to the state capital as schools opened while workers and businessmen went about their normal business.
Over 500 people have been killed by female suicide bombers unleashed on peace loving people of Nigeria’s north east and neighbours Cameroon, Niger and Chad since June 2014. (Read: Five female suicide bombers kill 9)