Explosion rocks political meeting in Yobe

Yobe on map

A powerful blast suspected to be from an Improvised Explosive Device, IED, has rocked a political meeting in Potiskum Town of Yobe state.

The explosion occurred in front of the residence of a local politician, Sabo Garbu, in Kandahar area of the town.

A resident of Potiskum, Adamu Mohammed, informed PREMIUM TIMES that Mr. Garbu, a former member of the House of Representatives, was holding a meeting with his associates when the bomb blast occurred.

“The house was full with PDP members holding meeting there. It just happened and it’s not far away from our house,” he said.

Mr. Mohammed said those who survived the blast ran away from the area in fear of second blast, and so it’s difficult to know the extent of damage or casualty.

Mr. Mohammed also said another suspected IED was sighted in the GSM market in Potiskum.

“Police bomb squad are already in the market trying to defuse the bomb found there when the blast in our area occurred,” Mr. Mohammed said.

The GSM market was the scene of a bomb blast last month that killed six people and injured many others.

Yobe is one of the states most affected by the Boko Haram insurgency.

Details later…


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  • BlackieUmukoro

    APC is desirous of ruling over the dead since they cannot preside over the living

    • tundemash

      cl0wn … you have gone back to your vomit again ?????
      Did Abacha ot bomb Nigerians and blamed it on opposition NADECO ?
      Did MEND not bomb on Oct. 1 and GEJ blamed it on the North ?
      Did Isa Yuguda , Gov of Bauchi state not say it is PDP members who has been lauching physical atacks on GEJ ?

      Creek monkey, think before you post. Election must hold FeBuhari 14th and all these PDP tactics to force postponement will not work !

      • BlackieUmukoro

        Febucharia is ya god
        Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

  • Okey

    You said Jonathan should re-contest, he scaled that huddle. Now you are saying he won’t campaign. From stoning and preventing the President from moving freely to campaign in the North to bombing PDP gatherings. Do these people think other Nigerians will accept them if they are announced as the winner ?

  • Prayer

    Oh good God, we pray for a speedy break up of this Nigeria which the British designed not for Nigerians but for their selfish economic interest. Dear God, quicken the break up so that peace can reign forever. We beseech thee oh Dear God, grant us our prayers. Amen.

  • Ossy

    why do you keep blaming APC for PDP’s internal problems? do you have brains at all? dont worry they will be striped of that power that is causing all these killings come FEB-14

  • Ossy

    why do you keep blaming APC for PDP’s internal problems? do you have brains at all? dont worry they will be striped of that power that is causing all these killings come FEB-14. nonsense corruped despiradoes

    • richkid

      You have put fanatism into this, since you can’t admit that buhari and his deperate forcefull attitude are the one’s behind this. Buhari the blood your shedding, there is God ooo

      • tundemash

        Did Abacha ot bomb Nigerians and blamed it on opposition NADECO ?
        Did MEND not bomb on Oct. 1 and GEJ blamed it on the North ?
        Did Isa Yuguda , Gov of Bauchi state not say it is PDP members who has been lauching physical atacks on GEJ ?

  • richkid

    Buhari allow people to do there campaign. Power is not a must for you, your old. GEJ is getting the sympathy votes ooo

    • tundemash

      Keep deluding your self

      Did Abacha ot bomb Nigerians and blamed it on opposition NADECO ?
      Did MEND not bomb on Oct. 1 and GEJ blamed it on the North ?
      Did Isa Yuguda , Gov of Bauchi state not say it is PDP members who has been lauching physical atacks on GEJ ?

  • Ossy

    keep beseeching God for Nigeria Break up, brainless thing why dont you use the energy to pray for peace for nigeria instead & who told you its the amalgamation of Nigeria that is the problem? when Urobo man wldnt want to see Itshekiri man & the Itshekiri man wldnt want to see the Ijaw man, then you are here talking about break up. bigots mtcheeew. put your country first before your selfish desire then Nigeria will be great again. we need change

  • brightdestiny

    I’m not blaming any body my joy wuld hv been if dose criminals were killed dat wuld hv been a good news 4 me if dis boko had been targeting dis type of pple dat wuld hv been awesome not innocent poor pple dat known nothing about what dey are fighting 4