Suicide bomber kills five in NE Nigeria church: police, witness

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) – A suicide bomber on Sunday blew himself up inside a church in the restive northeastern city of Potiskum, killing five worshippers, a police officer and witness told AFP.

The bomber entered the uncompleted Redeemed Christian Church of God at 9:55 am in the Jigawa area on the outskirts of the city in Yobe state and detonated his explosives, killing the worshippers, including a woman and her two children as well as the pastor, they said.

“Four worshippers died instantly while the fifth victims gave up shortly after she was taken to hospital,” a police officer involved in the evacuation told AFP. A witness also confirmed the incident.

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