UPDATE: Many students feared killed as suicide bomber hits Yobe school

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Many students are feared killed in a suicide bomb blast on Monday morning at Government Comprehensive Science Secondary School, Potiskum in Yobe.

Nansak Chegwam, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the State, confirmed the attack to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Potiskum.

Mr. Chegwam said, “We have just received the report but the details are not yet available because it happened just this morning.”

NAN gathered that the bomber detonated the bomb when the students were having morning assembly before proceeding to their classrooms.

A resident of Potiskum who preferred to remain anonymous, said, “I am currently at the hospital; many dead bodies have been deposited.”

Meanwhile, parents and guardians have thronged Potiskum General Hospital searching for their wards as the bodies and those injured were moved to the hospital.

The attack took place barely one week after a suicide bomber ran into a Shiite procession killing 30 people with 89 others injured in the town.  (NAN)

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