There have been two explosions in a market in Gombe, northeast Nigeria, on Thursday.

Channels Television correspondent has confirmed the incident saying the blasts were caused by Improvised Explosive Devices.

Residents say bodies were being taken away from the scene and wounded people were being taken to hospital.

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The number of casualties and the extent of destruction have not been verified at the moment but security operatives have mobilised to the scene to give helping hand.

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The blasts occurred around 6pm as many people trooped to the market in preparation for the Eid el-fitr celebration, which signals the end of the holy month of Ramadan and which comes up on Friday.

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Gombe has suffered several cases of bomb attack in the past with motor parks, security formations among other rowdy places recording casualty.