Up to 10 people were killed and about 28 injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up Friday at a busy market in a town in northern Nigeria where the Boko Haram group has undertaken an insurgency, residents and a Red Cross official said.
Boko Haram has been waging its almost seven-year campaign to build an Islamic state in Nigeria's remote north. Thousands have been killed, and more than 2 million displaced by the campaign.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Friday's attack at a market in Gombe in Adawama state, but it bore the hallmarks of Boko Haram, which has been using suicide bombers since the Nigerian army, helped by neighboring countries Chad and Cameroon, expelled the group from territory it had captured previously.
A Red Cross official said the attack by a male suicide bomber killed eight and wounded 28. Two traders at the market put the death toll at 10, while a police spokesman said four had been killed and 17 wounded. Gombe lies near the border of the remote northeastern Borno state, where the insurgency started.