Fresh explosion rocks high school in Yobe; many feared dead

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A bomb that exploded this morning on the assembly ground of Senior Science Secondary School,  Potiskum,  Yobe state, may have  killed dozens of students, witnesses and security officials have said.

Witnesses said Boko Haram insurgents perpetrated the attack at about 8a.m. when the students converged for the morning assembly session.

A witness, who spoke to journalists on phone, said, “It is another bad day for us today,  a bomb just went off at Senior Science Secondary school Potiskum….it happened at the assembly ground.

“Many bodies of students are presently on the ground in pools of blood… We are running home now .”

The spokesperson of the Yobe State Command of the Nigeria Police, Nansak Chegwam, confirmed the incident, but declined further comments, saying the military is in charge of operations at the scene of the incident.

Potiskum Senior Science Secondary School is one of the densely populated boarding schools for boys, located very close to the Potiskum General Hospital in the heart of town.

The attack on the high school came six days after a similar suicide bombing was targeted at members of the Shiite group, Islamic Brotherhood of Nigeria, also in Potiskum.

That bombing took place at Faydia Islamic school, ran by the Shiite. It is located near the old market in Potiskum.

The bomber struck when members of the Shiite were gathering to go on a procession to mark the Ashura Day.

Ashura Day is the tenth day of the month of Muharram, the new month of the Islamic calendar.

Shiite Muslims commemorate the day to mourn the death of Hasain Bn Ali, the grand son of Prophet Mohammed who was reportedly killed on that day.

As the faithful were about embarking on the procession, the bomber got into their midst and detonated his bomb, witnesses say.

Potiskum is the largest town outside Damaturu, the Yobe state capital.

Although, the town had witnessed several bomb and gun attacks from members of the Boko Haram sect in the past, it has of recent enjoyed relative peace.

That was punctured by the attack on the Shiite Muslims and then the high school.


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  • Taster

    I pray that these vampires sleep to wake up no more in Jesus name!

    • Abdullahi Lekpa Bello

      Amen.

  • Polycarp

    May God punish the sponsors,perpetrators and abettors of book haram,what do you prove by shedding the blood of innocent children?

  • Bello Blessing

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    • Mr Igbo Sanity

      This Man is a THIEF. DO NOT SEND ANY MONEY TO THIS THIEF’S NUMBER

  • Lanre

    It would be immoral to walk away from the consequences of our actions, leaving behind anarchy in northern nigeria.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Many thanks for that thought provoking post, Lanre.

      And yet our President remains in Ouagadougou and has further instructed Mr. VP to proceed to Ghana on another ECOWAS jamboree.

      The rate at which Aso Rock is going, Emperor Nero and his fabled fiddle would soon no longer be a reference point for uncaring leaders.

      The problem of boko haram in the North East is a collective one and therefore, the resolution must be a joint one.

      For those who think the path of least resistance is to excise the North East and abandon it to Boko haram; you are mistaken. It would only become a base to launch bigger, bolder and more daring attacks against the rest of the country, in the same manner Sambisa Forest was the launching pad against Mubi and others.

      Remember, when they come for your neighbour and you refuse to speak up because it wasn’t you…there would be no neighbour left to speak up when they come for you too!

      • Ken

        May God help us

        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

          Amen.

      • Fulani Nomad

        God bless you. Just yesterday one Alkali was telling us all this killings aren’t enough for us to vote out incompetence.

        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

          Amen.

          And you too, Fulani Nomad.

  • Zainabu

    May Ya Allah save us from this mayhem .Ameen Ya Rabbi

  • Spoken word

    Unless we look at this violence as a Nigerian issue and not a north east issue, it will continue and may eventually consume us all.

    • Otile

      Islamic terrorism is a worldwide issue , not just a Nigerian issue. Jonathan and other presidents whose countries are ravaged by islamic terrorism need help from the citizens not fo*lish condemnation.

      • Spoken word

        Jona needs help.dont make me laugh.he will not recognize help if it is put right inside his brain.

  • Shina Kayode

    I am devastated with this news.

    • Otile

      I am sorry my brother, Islam is wicked. But they can’ stop western education. Islam is not a religion of peace.

      • Abdullahi Lekpa Bello

        In your myopic opinion.

        • Otile

          Believe it or not Islam cannot stop western education. You are the myopic one.

  • Rollingdollar

    The President is about to declare tomorrow and bombs are raining today. When the President wanted to visit Kano last year, bombs went off at Nyanya etc. Evil men

  • Lorddaniels

    If you like bomb to whole North into extinction. Jonathan till 2019

    • Mr Igbo Sanity

      JONATHAN’S AGENTS ARE BEHIND ALL THE SO CALLED BOKO ATTACKS!

      Hear Governor Kalu…”Jonathan’s Security Agents, Not Boko Haram Behind Bombings – Uzor Kalu

      Former Abia state Governor, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, yesterday absolved Boko Haram of some of the bombings in the northern part of the country blaming it instead on government security agents.

      Kalu, who spoke in Abuja when members of the FCT chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) visited him, said the security agencies do this to attract more funding from the
      federal allocation.

      Kalu said people are aware of this but refuse to speak out for fear of being victimized even as Nigerians continue to
      die as a result of the activities of unpatriotic public officers.

      “When people like me speak, they label us. The security agencies are planting some of these bombs, not Boko Haram. This is the truth I am telling you, and people wait to see Nigerians die for them to say this is Muslims and Christians fighting,” he said.

    • Dr. Kay

      And then what happens? Will you be fulfilled and satiated? This Jonathan do you know him when you are 1 year old? So why are you so fixated with his ambition? Will he by being in governance till 2019 change anything? When the whole north Is bombed where do you think will be the next target? Chei I’m sorry for your insensitive hardened heart , you are worse than these terrorists if you can’t even show compassion when school kids are being killed in cold blood?

  • Mr Igbo Sanity

    Nearly 6 years of carnage and murdering of upto 18,000 Nigerians under Jonathan’s watch. Jonathan stated last year in Windhooke , Namibia that he has been treating BH with “kids gloves” for over 5 years.

    Jonathan can go to Burkina Faso but cannot go to Yobe, Bornu or Adamawa to see his fellow compatrots being Murdered like rats, while he shares 32 Billion dollars in defense budget with his generals,

    Anyone supporting this Jonathan Blood -Soaked regime has the blood of over 18,000 dead innocent Nigerians on their hands.

    JONATHAN’S AGENTS ARE BEHIND ALL THE SO CALLED BOKO ATTACKS!

    Hear Governor Kalu…”Jonathan’s Security Agents, Not Boko Haram Behind Bombings – Uzor Kalu

    Former Abia state Governor, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, yesterday absolved Boko Haram of some of the bombings in the northern part of the country blaming it instead on government security agents.

    Kalu, who spoke in Abuja when members of the FCT chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) visited him, said the security agencies do this to attract more funding from the
    federal allocation.

    Kalu said people are aware of this but
    refuse to speak out for fear of being victimized even as Nigerians continue to
    die as a result of the activities of unpatriotic public officers.

    “When people like me speak, they label us.
    The security agencies are planting some of these bombs, not Boko Haram. This is
    the truth I am telling you, and people wait to see Nigerians die for them to
    say this is Muslims and Christians fighting,” he said.

  • sammyctu ode

    We Nigerians especially from the South and Middlebelt are thinking this bh war is a Northern problem but it is not. It’s time for all of us to rise up and face the problem as ONE NIGERIA. Jonathan, his useless government and pdp cannot defend the integrity of Nigeria anymore. Instead of him and pdp to fight bh, they are busy politicking and fighting for power. We as Nigerians have been disgraced by this government for letting bh hoist their flags. BH at the rate they are going will conquer the North and start moving to the South and other zones. They are being backed by other international terrorist organizations according to many reports. Nigerians especially from the South should face reality and let we southerners know that this is not a Northern problem but a Nigerian one. jonathan and his fools MUST GO IN 2015 because I can’t fanthom a president who is not serious about fighting bh. A month ago, he lied to us about a bourgous ceasefire and we all kept quiet. I DO NOT UNDERSTAND MY FELLOW NIGERIANS ANYMORE. BY NOW, WE SHOULD ALL BE ON THE STREET IN MILLIONS TO BRING THIS USELESS GOVERNMENT DOWN ON ACCOUNT OF BH ALONE.

  • Kitunde

    These people are depraved….What manner of humans will kill young children in school in cold blood? How do they live with themselves? And what manner of goverment watch whilst these carnage continues unabated? May the souls of these poor kids rest in peace….Too shocking…

  • Dr. Kay

    I am shattered ,devastated and loss for words. Shattered because this clueless Dumbo is not minding his own charity at home ,he’s busy gallivanting around pretending he’s a stateman , devastated because countless numbers of young ,potential and future contributors to our nation are senselessly being mowed down by these insurgents, and loss for words cause some irresponsible wicked people on this medium are so stone hearted that they don’t even see that those mowed down are just students like you and I once were, enthusiastically hungry for knowledge , blind to the cruel fate that lay in wait as they all lined up at the assembly . I am unapologetic a Yoruba xtian ,a father and an uncle and I have red blood flowing in my veins and arteries . My first response was sadness , compassion and utter helplessness , thinking what the poor parents that bade their children bye to school, only to be met with the news that their loved ones are gone forever . You don’t have to be a family member of the bereaved to feel their pain and sorrow . Those of you that are insensitive , I hope and pray you don’t face the same fate as these poor parents . Stop this bigoted insensitivity , all life is precious no matter what religion or ethnic groups they are affiliated to.

    • Kitunde

      And….I feel you….

      • Dr. Kay

        Thank you my brother

    • Frank Obaro JP

      You are perhaps more of the problem. Clearly a mistake was made by Luggard about a century ago, why can’t we solve the problem from the root once and for all? Do you need a Seer to inform you of the impending bloodshed?…in a country where a Presidential candidate for whatever reason will have the guts to threaten blood on the streets should he loose a next election, what else do you expect? Shouldn’t the bloodshed begin before the elections? …abi you want me to do the thinking for you? We must not allow cowardice to obliterate our sense of reasoning.

      • Dr. Kay

        May the bloodshed begin with you and your family members . You insensitive devious prick. Say amen to that !

        • Bala

          You expose yourself more each day. The guy above raised a salient point which every sane Nigerian knows is the truth: that it is probably impossible to live in peace with these people. There is a need to go back to the drawing board of our existence as a nation. Yet all you do is abuse him with all sorts of obscenities. Who were you trying to deceive that you were mourning because you realize people have noticed how every news of bloodshed is celebrated as a political point for you and your pay masters??
          You are a very wicked man. It’s glaring in your comments! The only person I have noticed that is more wicked, foul mouthed and evil on this site is ‘tundemash’.
          These things show, you must either be him, or related by blood..or by EVIL!

          • Dr. Kay

            Oh mr bala that one pain you abi ? Now you see how it feels when you show no compassion and only wishes ruin and destruction on others. I was only wishing for him and his family members what he wished on others . Or you wish I should give you same prayer? Phoolish imbecile . Oloshi , oloriburuku ashiere eda.

      • pheliciti

        Lugard made a mistake? Assuming you are right, that justifies the killing of innocent ones? Assuming without conceding that a politician indeed made the threats, so the one with responsibility to protect the people that purportedly voted for him should abdicate that responsibility in fear? Your likes are well known, cannibals next to unfeeling animals. Apologies, to animals, even they feel death and are sobered. People like you drift into Lagos and other civilized places and are cocooned due to the civility of your hosts. Not many would know you as a potential psychopath looking for a prey. I cannot even wish that you suffer the fate of the parents of those children, but imagine what they are going through and rethink the inhuman thrash you have contributed to public discourse.

  • Bello Blessing

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    • Mr Igbo Sanity

      This man is a THIEF. DO NOT send any money to his personal number: 0092348137508996

  • Truthometer

    How I wish we have a Commander-In-Chief not a Commander-In-Thief.

  • Otile

    Dogs and baboons will be soaked in blood if Buhari loses big in election.
    Peace be to people of good will.
    Death to coup plotters.
    Death to supporters of coup plotters.
    Death to hypocrites.

  • Otile

    It is about time those blaming Jonathan for Islamic killings throw away
    their keyboards and form a vigilante group, head to the North and
    confront the suicide bombers. It is hypocritical to sit on the fence
    and continue to incite people against Jonathan while exonerating Buhari
    who promised blood if he does not win big. Imam Buhari is going to lose big
    again and he has not withdrawn his threat so far. Nobody will be
    surprised if more blood of dogs and baboons flow following his big
    loss
    in February. Blood flow in the North is not a new thing. Igbo blood
    has been flowing in the North before 1945. Those shedding crocodile
    tears about the present blood flow should go to Gehenna. As long as
    corrupt politicians and the greedy continue to force Nigeria together to
    steal oil Musulumi must continue to flow blood in continent Nigeria.

  • adegbola

    It is only God who can save us at this present time in Nigeria because what really matters to those at the helm of affairs in this Nation now is how to remain in power and not the welfare of the citizens,