Multiple suicide bombings in Kano State and Potiskum, the commercial capital of Yobe State on Tuesday has left about 21 persons dead while many more sustained various degrees of injuries.
In the Kano incident, two suicide bombers killed many passengers and hawkers at the Kano Line motor park on Zaria Road in Kano.
Police commissioner in the state, Ibrahim Idris, who confirmed the blast, said 12 people died, including the two suicide bombers.
In Potiskum, about ten persons lost their lives in a suicide bombing at a motor park.
A resident of the town, Ali Mohammed, who spoke on the telephone, said corpses were still being retrieved from the bus station but “at present ten corpses have been picked.”
He added that the male suicide bomber pretended to be a passenger in a vehicle still loading at the motor park along the Kano Road in the town.
The bomb was detonated in the bus by the suicide bomber, killing the bomber and nine others.
The incident happened at about 11.45am in the Toyota bus, marked Kano XA 592 GBT.
On Sunday, five persons were killed by a female suicide bomber at a phone market in the town, following an explosion, which also injured 40 persons.
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