BOMB BLAST: Suicide Bomber hits Yobe, Scores dead

According to PUNCH

There was pandemonium in the commercial town of Potiskum, Yobe State, on Monday as a suicide bomber, believed to be a member of the Islamic fundamentalist group, Boko Haram detonated a bomb on a procession of Shiites Muslim group celebrating the new Islamic year.

A resident of the town, Mohammed Ali, who spoke to Punch correspondent on the telephone, said the bombing, which claimed 10 lives, happened at the Tsohuwar Kasuwa area of the town at about 10.30am, throwing the area into confusion, while residents fled in different directions.Ali said, “We all had to return home to seek safety as the explosion was followed by sporadic gunshots.

“The security operatives responded with sporadic gunshots to show their readiness to stem any attack on the town and this caused panic with people fleeing back to their homes, leaving the streets empty.”


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