Posted 07.08.2012 09:26:21 UTC
Updated 07.08.2012 09:26:21 UTC
Boko Haram said it took responsibility for the suicide bombing.
The Associated Press News Agency reported that Boko Haram took responsibility for the car suicide bombing that killed eight people in an email statement.
Reportedly the mail attributed to a Boko Haram spokesman said "one of their fighters" caused an explosion in the city of Damaturu.
The statement also claimed responsibility for two other attacks in the same region however it was not immediately clear which attacks it was referring to.
According to AP data, Boko Haram is held responsible for more than 660 deaths in 2012.