At least 5 people have been reported dead and several injured in a fresh Boko Haram explosion in the popular Bayan Tasha market/ motor park in Damaturu, Yobe state.
The bomb blast was said to have taken place around 11 am today, saturday and was detonated by a small boy suspected to be at most, 10 years of age.
According to chairman of Nigerian UNion of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, who witnessed the incident:
“we have security men at all the gates and everybody entering the motor park we subjected to thorough search before they eenter the park. It was in the process of searching today, that a little girl of about 10 years old refused to be searched and before you could blink an eye, the bomb which the girl concealed under her Hijab exploded killing her, the security staff and 3 other persons while several others were injured”. he said
In addition, three bomb cylinders that were not detonated at the scene were discovered by the anti- bomb squad of the Nigerian police as the place was condoned off .
Medical personnels as well as security officials were seen evacuating victims to the nearest hospital as of the time of filing this report.
More updates later.