JUST IN: Bomb Explosion Rocks Bauchi, 10 People Confirmed Dead
Latest information coming in from Bauchi State, northern Nigeria, indicates that an explosion targeting a brothel in Bauchi metropolis has rocked the city claiming 10 lives while 14 others sustained injuries.
According to the spokesperson of the police in the state, Haruna Mohammed, the explosion took place at about 9:50pm on Friday, 27 June, 2014, at a brothel at Bayangari area.
The police boss also informed that the injured persons were taken to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital, Bauchi, for treatment.
It was gathered that corpses of the dead were evacuated to the Mortuary.
“The entire surrounding has been cordoned and scene secure. No arrest has been made yet and investigation has commenced to ascertain the cause” Mr. Mohammed said in a statement late Friday evening.
As at the time of compiling this report, no group has claimed responsibility for the explosion believed to have been carried out by the Boko Haram insurgents.
It could be recalled that the Islamists terror group was also accused of being behind the bomb blast that rocked Emab Plaza in Abuja on Wednesday, 25 June, 2014.
* Scene of the bomb blast that happened in Abuja on Wednesday, 25 June, 2014
The police had confirmed that no fewer than 21 people lost their lives in the explosion that eyewitnesses said happened around 9:15pm on Tuesday’s night.
President Goodluck Jonathan and Vice-President Namada Sambo had visited the scene of the bomb blast, both promising to ensure that the perpetrators of the evil act would be brought to face the law.
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