A female suicide bomber killed seven people on Sunday at a bus station in the northeast Nigerian city of Damaturu, the latest in a spate of similar attacks blamed on Boko Haram, police said. “There has been an attack on the Damaturu Central Motor Park by a female suicide bomber,” said Marcos Danladi, the police commissioner of Yobe State, of which Damaturu is the capital. “So far, seven people have been confirmed dead and 32 others injured,” he told AFP.
Witnesses said the assailant entered the motor park in a vehicle, got out and walked towards a small grocery store at the end of the terminal. She then positioned herself amid the crowd outside the store and blew herself up, said one shop owner at the terminal, who requested anonymity.
The shop owner told AFP that an angry mob prevented emergency workers from evacuating the remains of the bomber. “They gathered the pieces (body parts) and set them on fire,” he said.