Police confirm one dead, 10 injured in Bauchi explosion

The Bauchi State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Ladan, has confirmed that one person died from the bomb explosion that rocked Bayan Gari area of the state this evening.

Mr. Ladan said the victim, was a teenager resident in the area, adding also that about 10 people were injured in blast.

“From the report  gathered, there was IED explosion in Bayan Gari a small boy died, 10 people injured and they were taken to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital ATBUTH, Bauchi,”Mr Ladan told to PREMIUM TIMES Sunday evening.

Witnesses say the explosion occurred at about 6.40 p.m. when Muslims were about to break their Ramadan fast and that the incident caused tension and panic in the area.

They further said the suspected bomber arrived the area disguised as a hawker pushing a wheel barrow which he eventually abandoned with Improvised Explosives Devices, IEDS, that eventually exploded shortly after.

Most of those injured were patrons of the many relaxation spots littering the area. 

Some shops and vehicles were also damaged in the incident.

 

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Read our earlier post below

Explosion rocks Bauchi

Reports from Bauchi say an explosion has occurred at the Bayan Gari area of the town.

Sources in the state informed us that the explosion allegedly occurred at Obunna Hotel in the area.

Spokesperson of the state command of the Nigerian Police say a patrol team has been dispatched to the area.

He promised to provide more details once the team accessed the scene and ascertain the nature of the explosion.

The area experienced a similar explosion about two months ago with one casualty.

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