Two bombs exploded at the Eid prayer ground in Damaturu, the capital of Yobe State in Nigeria’s volatile north-east.

This happened when two female suicide bombers – one a 10-year old girl and elderly woman – attacked Nigerians at prayers for the Muslim festival of Eid in Damaturu, the military said on Friday morning.

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The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, said in a statement on Friday that 43 persons died in the first explosion which occurred at 7.40am and seven others in the second explosion.

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Several other people were also said to have sustained varying degrees of injuries from the two explosions.

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While no one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, it is suspected militant Islamist group Boko Haram was behind it.

Details later…