By Olarewaju Kola
At least 12 people have been killed and 48 injured in twin explosions in northeastern
"Rescue workers recovered 12 bodies, including the two suicide bombers, while 48 injured persons were taken to hospital for treatment," he added.
The bombing was the first this year in a city troubled by nearly eight years of insurgency.
The incident occurred as the military commander of the counter-insurgency operation in the region, Maj.Gen Rogers Nicholas asked troops to brace up to end Boko Haram in the country this year.
The city suffered more than 10 bomb attacks in 2017.