Female suicide bombers suspected in Nigeria blast

Two female suicide bombers were suspected of being behind a blast outside a stadium in northeast Nigeria where President Goodluck Jonathan had given a speech Monday, rescue workers and health officials said.

AFP| Updated: Feb 02, 2015, 23:05 PM IST

Kano: Two female suicide bombers were suspected of being behind a blast outside a stadium in northeast Nigeria where President Goodluck Jonathan had given a speech Monday, rescue workers and health officials said.

"We have evacuated two bodies of females we believe were suicide bombers behind the blast," said a rescue worker, a comment backed by a medical source at Gombe State Specialist Hospital.

Eighteen people were injured in the blast and receiving treatment in hospital, they added.