Boko Haram Suicide Bomber Hits Gombe, Kills 6

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Boko Haram strikes again in Nigeria’s north, killing at least six people in a Friday night suicide attack.

The suicide bomber attacked Kasuwan Arawa at the Tudun Wada area of Gombe, the Gombe State capital, injuring ten people.

The Information Officer in the Gombe office of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Umar Shitu Madigawa, confirmed the attack to the Nigerian Tribune, saying six people died in the blast.

“Our workers evacuated six bodies and 10 injured from the scene of the attack. We were at the Gombe Specialist Hospital were the injured are receiving treatment between 11 am and 12pm today. They were responding to treatment,” Madigawa told the Ibadan-based newspaper over the phone on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has sympathised with the victims of the bomb blast.

NEMA’s Director-General, Alhaji Sani Sidi, sent Gombe State Operations Officer, Alhaji Saidu Mini, to sympathise with the victims at the Specialist Hospital, Gombe, on Saturday.

“We are here on behalf of the Director-General, NEMA, Alhaji Sani Mohammed Sidi, to sympathise with victims of bomb-blast which occurred at Arawa market in Gombe metropolis around 7. 30 p.m.

“Already, the Federal Government had donated drugs for the previous victims and the drugs are still available in the hospital. We suggested that the same gesture should be extended to the recent victims,” he said.

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