Bomb blast rocks Damaturu Prayer Ground, 49 Dead, Several Injured

A bomb blast has occurred in Damaturu, the Yobe state capital, as Muslim faithful prepared to go to eid ground for prayers.

A resident told PREMIUM TIMES that the blast occurred at an area called Gwange early on Friday.

“I have not gone to the site yet myself, but I surely heard the loud blast. Those coming from the area said it was a bomb inside a Keke NAPEP that exploded, ” he said.
He however, about 49 deaths has been recorded so far and several people injured.

” I can see security agents and medical aid workers heading to Gwange now, ” he said.