Gombe state again witnessed another twin bomb explosions which left five persons dead on Sunday.
The first blast appeared to be a bomb attack at the Tsohuwar Kasuwa market which killed two people.
Within minutes after the first explosion, , a suicide bomber on a motorcycle blew himself up at a checkpoint in the Kasuwar Katako area, killing a soldier and two others, said Musa Badamasi, and a military source in the area who requested anonymity.
According to eye witness accounts, the blast at the old Gombe market claimed the lives of a man and woman on a motorcycle at the main road directly opposite one of the gates of the market.
It was however not clear as at the time of filing this report whether the man riding the motorcycle had the same mission with the woman or if he was just a commercial motorcyclist because it was learnt that the explosives were hidden inside a food flask the woman was carrying.
An eye witness, Sanusi Abubakar who was at the scene of the market explosion told reporters that the man and woman who came down from the motorcycle and headed towards the market gate refused to be searched by the security and went back to the motorcycle.
It was also gathered that the bomb ripped-off when the security man followed them to inquire why they refused security check. He was said to have sustained serious injuries and was rushed to the hospital.