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Governor, Army decry Yobe Friday terror attack

17 July 2015, 14:11Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - Yobe State Governor, Ibrahim Geidam, and the Chief of Army Staff, Major General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, have sympathised with the victims and the people of the state following the deadly suicide bombings on Friday morning.

Two female suicide bombers- an elderly woman and a ten-year-old girl detonated devices at screening areas mounted by the security for intending Muslim worshippers at Layin Gwange, Damaturu and at "Phase One", in front of former State Secretariat Complex.

Four people died in the first explosion and seven people were injured.

Also Read: 13 dead as girls launch triple suicide bombings in Damaturu

In the second explosion, five people lost their lives and eleven people were wounded.

“Troops and security agencies responded immediately to the incidents,” Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Director Army Public Relations, said.

“The situation is currently under control,” he added.

The Army was defiant amid the increasing terror posed by the Boko Haram sect.

“No amount of terrorist acts would deter our resolve to stamp out terrorism and insurgency in our fatherland,” said Usman. 

- CAJ News


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