Two female suicide bombers hit Potiskum Yobe state

Potiskum, Yobe state on Sunday got rowdy as two female suicide bombers payed a visit to the Global System Communication (GSM) market.

Witnesses to the incident confirmed that two female suicide bombers on tricycle came to the market, one came down and proceeded to the market an the other was left inside the tricycle, and before they knew what was happening, two explosions went off simultaneously.

"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."

Authorities are yet to confirm the blast but hospital sources said that some bodies have been brought to the hospital mortuary as rescue is still going on.

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.

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