There were twin bomb explosions on Tuesday in Damaturu, Yobe state capital, Northeast Nigeria, the head of Damaturu Response Office of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Bashir Idris Garga told our correspondent on phone.
Garga said the two bomb incidents happened at the Central Motor park in the centre of the town and at the Pompomari area.
According to him, the bomb incident at the motor park occurred at about 7:30am and was caused by a teenage girl that had an improvised explosive device (IED) strapped on her.
He said: “The girl was accosted by those manning the entrance to the motor park and while they were trying to search her she detonated the bomb which had a major impact on an already loaded bus that was taking off.
“This killed four persons instantly and injured 22 others, six of whom were critically injured.”
He said both the corpses and the injured have been taken to the General Hospital in Damaturu.
In the case of the bomb incident at the Pompomari area (Pompomari bye-pass), Garga said a naive boy was the courier and was accosted by a man who suspected that he may be carrying an explosive.
The man in the process of getting the boy taken to security personnel was bombed along with the boy, Garga revealed.
Meanwhile, the Public Relations Officer of the Yobe State Police Command, Mr. Toyin Gbadegesin, a DSP, told journalists that six persons were killed in the bomb attacks.