Residents said the bombs exploded simultaneously after the first one went off around five in the evening, causing panic all over the city. Thick smoke could also be seen rising in many parts as the whole town was suddenly shut down.
The Federal Police headquarters in the city was hit in one of the attacks, blowing off the roof while a number of other police stations including the ones at Naibawa, Dakata Farm Centre and BUK Road were also hit.
The State Security Service offices and the Immigration Service were also hit in the bomb attacks.
The attack at the Police headquarters was carried out by a suicide bomber driving a Honda Civic. The bomber had succeeded in breaking through the gates of the building and rammed the car into the wall of a vocational centre.
There have also been reports of an explosion at a motor park along New Road in Sabon Gari area.
At least eight people, including the suicide bomber have been confirmed dead.