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Police suffer casualties in Yobe bomb blast

21 July 2015, 10:02Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Yobe State Police Command has confirmed three of its members have been killed after bomb explosion that occurred at a checkpoint in Damaturu late Monday.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, Toyin Gbadegesin, said eight persons were killed in an explosion.

Five suspected members of the Boko Haram insurgent group died in the explosion.

“Eight persons were killed in the Damaturu during a bomb incident carried out by suspected members of the dreaded sect the Boko Haram,” Gbadegesin said.

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He said two cars suspected to be carrying explosive devices were apprehended and in the process of looking for enforcement to convey the suspects to the state police command, the suspected terrorists triggered the Improvised Explosive Devices(IED), which killed five people on the spot while three more died later in the hospital, Gbadegesin said.

Gbadegesin added that two more security personnel are currently at the Damaturu specialists’ hospital receiving treatment. He said officers of the Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD) of the state police command were deployed to diffuse more IED discovered, but have not yet unexploded at the scene.

He called on the people of the state to be watchful as the terrorists have been on a rampage over the few past days.

The Police Public Relations Officer also called on the people of the state to obey security rules at all times. 

- CAJ News


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