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.
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.
Several other people were also said to have sustained varying degrees of injuries from the two explosions.
While no one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, it is suspected militant Islamist group Boko Haram was behind it.