A Red Cross official has confirmed that more than 30 people were killed in the two blasts at a market in Gombe, Gombe state today.
has claimed responsibility for the blasts, which went off around 5:30pm
(1630 GMT), but they bear the hallmarks of attacks by Boko Haram.
militant Islamists have killed thousands in a six-year insurgency in
the country’s northeast. In the last two months, they have killed close
to 900 people.
“I have 30 bodies in bags and I am sure there are
more out there,” said the Red Cross official, who was involved in the
evacuation and wanted to remain anonymous.
An official from the
National Emergency Management Agency also confirmed that the attacks had
taken place and many people were hurt.
President Muhammadu Buhari
has made crushing the insurgents his top priority, but hundreds have
been killed in bombings and shootings since he was inaugurated on May
Source: PM News