A female suicide bomber blew herself up at a crowded bus station in the northeast Nigerian city of Damaturu on Sunday. It was in a region that is frequently attacked by Islamist militants. It killed 10 people and wounding 30, police said.
Witness Adamu Muhammad said he heard a loud blast and people at an area called Damaturu Motor Park and things “descended into panic.”
No one claimed responsibility for the attack, which bore the hallmarks of Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram. Boko Haram’s use of female suicide bombers has been a new trend over the past year.
The attack comes hours after members of the Boko Haram lunched an attack in the city of Gombe. That attack was pushed back.