Police arrest 5 suspects in Azare, Bauchi bomb explosion that killed 13

Thirteen people died in Friday’s deadly bomb attack on Azare town in Bauchi state, the police have said.

According to the Force Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Ojukwu, 10 other people suffered various degrees of injuries in the explosion.

Mr. Ojukwu, a commissioner of police, also said detectives have begun investigation into the incident, with five suspects already arrested.

The identities of the suspects were however not disclosed.

A twin explosion had occurred at the premises of the Azare branch of First Bank earlier today.

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A witness said the bomb blast occurred at the Automated Teller Machine (ATM) of the bank as customers were queuing to make withdrawals at around 9a.m.

He said eight people were killed instantly while others died as they were being taken to hospital.

Other witnesses said mostly affected were Bauchi State civil servants who were waiting to collect their salaries.

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