A suicide bomber, who disguised as a local detonated explosives on Thursday, killing himself and injuring three soldiers as well as two other civilians in Katarko town, Gujba local government area of Yobe state.
The Army Public Relations Officer of the 27 Taskforce Brigade, Damaturu Lieutenant George Okupe confirmed the attack, saying that three soldiers who went to the local fabricator to weld a signal antenna were hit by the explosion.
He said the suicide bomber who disguised as local fabricator strapped explosives round his body to carry out the attack.
“After the fabricator noticed that a Vigilante attached to our troops identified him, he quickly detonated the explosive, killing himself and injuring five others. Three soldiers and two other civilians (inclusive),” he said.
He said the injured were taken to hospital for treatment and are all responding to treatment.”
He said another person suspected to have connection with the bomber was arrested in Damagun town, the state capital.
Residents in the town told our correspondent that the explosion happened around 12:45 pm after the military men brought a cylinder like device to the fabricator to fix at Ari kolo area in Katarko.