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An explosion has rocked Fika, a major town
in Yobe state, the police in the state have told
Six people are reported dead in the explosion
which occurred close to a security checkpoint in
the town.
The Yobe State Police Commissioner, Marcus
Danladi, told PREMIUM TIMES the explosive
device that went off was being conveyed in a car
to an unknown location when it suddenly
The car exploded shortly after it drove past a
checkpoint, Mr. Danladi said.
“The people carrying the bomb inside a vehicle
were the people who died,” the police
commissioner said. “They came from one of the
villages where the insurgents are hiding and the
same people carrying the bomb were the same
people who died.
“Yobe is calm. There is no problem.”
The incident occurred less than a month after
Damaturu, the Yobe State capital, came under
heavy attack by suspected Boko Haram terrorists
who, according to residents, surrounded the
town and killed many.
The terrorists had earlier on November 13
attacked the Yobe capital


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