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Explosion Claims Two in Bauchi

| July 24, 2012 More

At least two people died yesterday while several others were injured when an explosion rocked the Bayan-Gari area of the Bauchi metropolis.

The incident, which occurred around 6.40pm when people in the state were about to break their Ramadan fast, has unleashed panic on the residents of the area who scampered for safety.

Narrating the incident, an eyewitness said that the suspected bomber, a man, had pushed a wheel barrow and disguised himself as a hawker, then abandoned the wheel barrow carrying the dangerous device, a bomb which eventually exploded.

It was also alleged that a threat of multiple explosions had circulated in the state capital and other places like Yelwa, Rafin-Zurfi and Yelwan Kagadama will be attacked at the weekend.

Shops and vehicle were affected at Bayan-Gari yesterday. The injured persons were those who came to buy beer in the place.

LEADERSHIP also gathered that this is the third time an explosion hit the Bayan-Gari area located behind the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium, Bauchi, which accommodates brothels, clubs, hotels, drinking spots and Muda Lawal market.

When contacted, Bauchi State commissioner of police Mr. Mohammed Ladan and his PPRO, DSP Abubakar Idris, said they were out of town and just heard about the incident.

Category: Bauchi State News

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