Monday, 2 February 2015

Eight Killed In Suicide Bombing In Potiskum, Yobe State

Eight people were killed Sunday afternoon in a new suicide bomb attack in Potiskum, the capital of Yobe State in northeast Nigeria. No group had taken responsibility for the attack, but a security operative in the state said Boko Haram, an Islamist terrorist group was most likely behind it.

Several residents of the terror-prone capital told a correspondent of SaharaReporters that the explosions occurred at 1:15 p.m. on Sunday in front of the residence of a politician described as a candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the House of Representatives. One of the residents, Bundi Mali, said the bomber arrived at the residence of the politician and detonated the explosives in the midst of people after shouting “Allah Akbar!” or “God is great!”

Our sources said the explosive killed eight civilians on the spot, with many others sustaining various degrees of injuries.

A source at a hospital in Potiskum said several dead bodies had been deposited in their mortuary.

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