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Over 30 Feared Dead In Gombe Twin Blasts

Jul 22, 2015

Gombe (Nigeria) – More than 30 people have died and over 100 injured Wednesday night in twin blasts that hit Gombe city in northeast Nigeria.

The first blast occurred at Dadin-Kowa motor park around 7:30pm local time, followed by another at Dukku motor park, about an hour later.

Eyewitnesses say the first blast went-off near a mosque when people were coming out of the mosque after observing their evening prayers.

Police Public Relations officer, Fwaje Atajiri have confirmed the incidence, adding that both places were immediately secured to prevent looting of shops by hoodlums.

He said restriction of movement around the area were equally imposed to enable the police provide security to lives and property.

Secretary of the Red Cross Society of Nigeria in Gombe, Abubakar Yakubu confirmed that 35 persons are dead and 105 injured in the blasts.

About 50 were killed a week ago in Gombe central market in twin blasts on the eve of Sallah celebrations.