Saturday, 18 July 2015

Two Blasts In Damaturu: 50 Killed

Two women on Friday detonated Improvised Explosive Devices in two screening areas for intending Muslim worshippers in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital, killing a total of 50 persons.

Nigerian Army spokesman, Col. S.K Usman, who made the announcement, said the blasts took place at Gwange, where 43 persons were killed; and at Phase One‎, where another seven lives were lost.

He added that several persons were critically injured, but did not say how many.

The new Chief of Army Staff, Maj Gen T. Y Buratai, is observing the Eid el Fitri with the troops in the city aimed at boosting the morale of his men.

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