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Breaking! Suicide attack in Gombe Adamawa state, 20 killed

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A boy on Friday detonated a suicide vest at a crowded market in Gombi town in Adamawa State, Killing many according to witnesses.

The suicide bomber has attacked a market in Nigeria’s north-eastern town of Gombi, Adamawa state.

The casualty figures are still unclear, but Adamawa state police spokesman Othman Abubakar said three people including the bomber were confirmed dead, while 17 others were injured.   

An eye witness told a BBC journalist that he saw at least eight dead bodies, after the blast which happened at 12:00 GMT (13:00 local time). 

Residents say they saw mutilated bodies as they ran in panic, with traders abandoning their stalls.

Meanwhile it has emerged that the bombers that attacked Chibok, north-east Nigeria on Wednesday were men wearing hijabs, according to Nigerian military, the AP news agency reports. 

AP adds that the explosives were strapped to their backs to look like babies.

At least 13 people were killed in multiple explosions. 

Chibok is the town where the Islamist militant group Boko Haram abducted more than 200 schoolgirls in 2014.

UPDATE

A boy on Friday detonated a suicide vest at a crowded market in Gombi town in Adamawa State, Killing many according to witnesses.

A vigilante leader confirmed the incident to Daily Trust in a telephone interview saying 20 persons including the bomber died in the blast.

Gombi was recaptured from Boko Haram in 2014 and since then, the insurgents have made several failed attempts to retake the town from the Nigerian

military.

The military authorities at the 23 Armoured Brigade in Yola was not immediately available for comment.


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