Suicide bomber kills 5 in Potiskum

Posted by News Express | 18 January 2015 | 2,681 times

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A suicide bomb attack has killed at least five people in Potiskum, Yobe State, North-East Nigeria.

An official of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) told Channels Television that a suicide bomber who pretended to be a passenger entered Bulala Motor Park near Fika junction, along Bauchi – Jos road and detonated the improvised explosive device.

Four died on the spot.

The NURTW official said apart from the four killed on the spot, the bomber also died in the process with 35 injured victims taken to the Potiskum General Hospital.

“The explosion went off around 9:50 Sunday morning at the Bulala Motor Park close to Ibal Filling Station along Jos road. As I speak, we counted five dead bodies but others injured are being conveyed to a nearby hospital in Potiskum for immediate medical attention,” he said.

Hospital sources said that they are still receiving victims from the scene of the blast while those at the hospital are being treated.

Today’s explosion is the third within the space of three weeks in Potiskum, the largest commercial city in Yobe.

A hawker was killed in the first week of January after a blast targeting footballers went off late evening while two female suicide bombers carried out coordinated attacks killing 8 in Potiskum town.

•Adapted from a Channels TV report.

Source: News Express

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