A suspected Boko Haram male suicide bomber detonated a bomb at a
checkpoint at Kano-Maiduguri road on the outskirts of Damaturu, Yobe
State this afternoon.
Eyewitnesses say the blast occurred when police officers at the
checkpoint stopped a suspicious Toyota Highlander heading for
As the driver of the bus and other passengers filed out for searching, the
suicide bomber blew himself up, killing himself and others. Many others
were seriously injured.