by Chinwe Okafor
A suspected male suicide bomber has been reported to have killed at least six people, and wounded ten, after blowing himself up in a busy market in Gombe.
This comes barely a week after the Baga massacre and suicide attack with 15 year-old girls in Borno state. Although no one has yet claimed responsibility for it, the presiding islamic sect is being tied to the attacks.
Umar Shittu, a spokesman for the National Management Agency for Gombe, said: ‘Our workers have evacuated six bodies and 10 injured, and we believe there could more bodies because the market is usually populated.’
Next week, West African leaders will approach the African Union to create a multi-national alliance to fight back against Boko Haram insurgents.