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Suspected suicide bomber blown up in Bauchi

| June 23, 2012 More

The police in Bauchi yesterday said a suspected suicide bomber was blown up on Gombe Road, opposite the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) secretariat in the Bauchi metropolis when the bomb he was carrying exploded. He died in hospital while receiving treatment.

A statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Bauchi State Command, Idris Abdulahi Abubakar, said the suicide bomber died at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital, Bauchi (ATBUTH) where he was receiving treatment.

According to the statement, “on June 19, about 5.05pm, one anonymous caller informed the Divisional Police Officer, Township Bauchi Command that there was an explosion opposite the ANPP secretariat on Gombe Road, Bauchi. The police went to the scene and on getting there, a young man was found, seriously injured.

“Upon a search by the police bomb experts, it was discovered that the unidentified man was hit by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) which he was carrying and we recovered one revolver (pistol) and five rounds of live ammunition from him.

“The bomber was rushed to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital, Bauchi, but he died in the course of treatment. Before his death, he confirmed to be a member of the Boko Haram sect.” 

The statement did not give the name of the suspected bomber and other details.

Category: Bauchi State News

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