At least five people were killed on Sunday as twin explosions hit the Global System Communication Market in Potiskum, Yobe State, north-east Nigeria.
Witnesses said two female suicide bombers on tricycles came to the market and as one alighted and went inside the market, the other was left in the tricycle as the two explosive devices went off simultaneously.
An eye witness told Channels Television: “I can confirm to you that the situation at the moment is tense up after the twin blast went off around 3:15 this afternoon and rescue operation is still going on and no one can tell you the casualty figure now.
“It’s so sad that we keep hearing this on daily basis.”
A top hospital source told Channels Television that three people were killed in the blast, while the two bombers also lost their lives.
Our source, who prefers to remain anonymous, added that 46 others were currently in the Potiskum General Hospital for medical attention.
Sunday’s twin blast came one day after another explosive device went off at the Divisional Police Station, also in Potiskum, killing two people on the spot.
The Potiskum GSM market is located close to Brema Primary School along the Mohammed Idrissa Way in the heart of the troubled commercial city.