Monday , April 12 2021
Breaking News
Home / News / Boko Haram: 50 Killed In Gombe Market Blast

Boko Haram: 50 Killed In Gombe Market Blast

bOMBERNo fewer than 50 people were killed while scores of others were injured in a twin bomb blast at the Gombe central market Thursday evening

According to reports, Malam Ibrahim Mohammed, an orange seller, who witnessed the incident, told newsmen that the bomb exploded at exactly 5.20 pm, and just a few meters away from the scene, another bomb exploded.
According to him, the number of dead bodies he saw was between 47 and 50, so were mutilated parts of human bodies.

Another witness, a member of the Nigeria Red Cross Society, who pleaded anonymity, said the society counted about 48 dead bodies and the corpses were deposited at the mortuaries of the Specialist Hospital and Federal Teaching Hospital, Gombe.

Mr Kudu Nma, the state Commissioner of Police, who confirmed the incident to newsmen, said, “there was a bomb blast either on a suicide mission or EIDs were kept somewhere, with the view to causing panic and apprehension to people.”

He said the bomb exploded at the central market Sabon Layi, where they sell slippers and clothes.
“People were busy shopping, preparatory to Sallah festival. The casualties are yet to be ascertained. As you can see, people are busy working, trying to save lives. For now, we cannot tell you the number of casualties,” Nma said.
He said the police had cordoned off the place to avoid looting, adding that calm had been restored to the place.

By Patrick Aigbokhan



Check Also


PART 1   Ebenezer Obey-Fabiyi: The Commander of Music, The Evangelist of Morals, and The …

Sanwo-Olu Approves Further Easing Of Restriction on Social Centres

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, has approved further easing of restrictions on social …

Social Media Auto Publish Powered By :