Five killed in fresh Potiskum bomb attack in Yobe


From. Sadiq abubakar Maiduguri



Potiskum General Hospital officials have confirmed that five people were killed in another suicide bomb attack? yesterday Sunday carried out by a? suicide bomber who disguised as a passenger at the Bulala motor park in the troubled Potiskum town of Yobe state north-east Nigeria.

A? hospital official who? said he is not authorised to talk to the media? on the? bomb explosion told our correspondent that out of the 41 people involved in the bomb blast, 5 people were confirmed death and taken to the mortuary while 36? people are currently being treated and responding to treatment on bes at the hospital medical and surgical male and female wards.
The source? ?added that out of the 36? people injured,? 9? people who are seriously wounded have been referred to the Federal Medical Centres? Azare in? Bauchi state and Nguru in Yobe state respectively being the closest senior medical hospital around the area.

He also? disclosed that the suicide bomber and four others were the casualties in the? bomb blast.
A? commercial driver at the famous? Bulala motor park Potiskum one Malam Gidado Tukur told our correspondent that “a suicide bomber sneaked into? the Bulala Motor Park located adjacent o Fika Junction near the NEPA Power? Station and Bridge linking Potiskum and Bauchi or Gombe? along Bauchi-Jos road disguising as a passenger and detonates the explosive devices killing himself and? four on the spot while over fourty other people wounded”.

?The explosion went off around 9:50 Sunday morning at the Bulala motor park close to Ibal filling station and the bridge? along? Potiskum-Bauchi-Jos road. As I speak. We counted 5 death bodies but so many others are lying critical injured .We later? conveyed all of them to the nearby hospital in Potiskum town for immediate medical attention”.

The source said the?Sunday?s bomb? blast is the third within the space of three weeks in Potiskum town which? the largest commercial city of Yobe state in the north-east Nigeria and being a link town to along Maiduguri-Damaturu-Potiskum-Bauchi-Gombe-Jos-Kano-Kaduna-Abuja


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