A girl suicide bomber as young as 10 blew herself up at a busy market in Nigeria killing four others and seriously wounding 46 people.
Residents who fled the town said they appealed to troops based in Chibok but they allegedly refused to deploy.
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No one claimed the attack, which bore the hallmarks of Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram.
Gombe has previously been attacked multiple times, including by a car bomb in Dec that killed 20 people.
Boko Haram militants waged twin attacks in the town of Diffa in southeast Niger on Sunday.
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Mohammed Bolari, who was at the rally said the explosion happened at 3:10 pm.
“People are afraid of what will happen if Boko Haram defeats the security forces,” said resident Adam Krenuwa.
At around 9 am (0800 GMT) on Sunday, shelling could be heard and military helicopters were circling the city.
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Witnesses said the blast went off in the packed market neighbourhood of Kasuwar Arawa.
A Nigerian security source said the bomb went off at 12:15 p.m.
“No one could attend to the corpses and even the seriously injured ones may have died by now,” officials said.
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