The Police in Yobe, on Monday confirmed the death of nine persons in twin bomb explosions which rocked Potiskum, the commercial nerve center of the State.

Mr Toyin Gbadegeshin, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), in Yobe, confirmed the explosions to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Potiskum.

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Gbadegeshin said one of the bombers targeted the vigilante office, killing seven persons, while two others died in the second explosion which occurred at Dorowa Ward in the town.

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“At about 12.25hrs, twin suicide bombers struck at Dorowa at the vigilante office and near Lara filling station, killing Ado Kwamanda and six of his men.”

“Two people, including the bomber, died in the second attack”, he said.

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NAN recalls that suspected insurgents attacked Babbangida, headquarters of Tarmuwa Local Government Area on Sunday, looted food stuff and burnt public and private structures, including stores.