World Bulletin / News Desk
At least 32 people were killed and 80 others were injured in a suspected suicide blast in northeast Nigeria Tuesday night, a Nigerian emergency official said.
The blast took place at a truck station near a local market in Yobe, provincial capital of Adamawa State, an eyewitness, Ladi Usman, said.
National emergency management agency’s Saad Bello confirmed the casualty toll.
"We've completed the evacuation and rescue operation now. So far, 32 corpses were picked from the scene and deposited at hospital mortuary. A total of 80 persons were injured and receiving treatment," Bellow said.
Yola, located some 430 kilometers to Maiduguri, is said to be the epicenter of Boko Haram insurgency and has witnessed several attacks and bomb explosions.
Nigerian President Mohammadu Buhari last Friday said that the military will end Boko Haram insurgency by December.