An explosion near a bus station in Gombe city claimed at least five lives and left 15 people injured.
The attack was suspected to have been carried out by Boko Haram insurgents. The incident occrred on April 2, Thursday, witnesses told AFP.
Muhammad Garkuwa disclosed:
“We had an explosion outside the motor park (bus station) this evening around 8:30 pm (1930 GMT) which killed five people and injured 15 others.
“The explosion was from an explosive left by a woman in her handbag beside a bus waiting to convey passengers to Jos.”
His words were confirmed by Yusuf Darazo, a nearby food seller.
Darazo futher narrated that the woman did not seem suspicious to anyone:
“No-one suspected her. People around assumed she was making calls before the bus filled up.
“As she was talking in the phone she moved away from the bus towards a row of kiosks, as if she wanted to buy something, leaving her bag where she was standing.
“She disappeared and the bag exploded soon after, setting the bus on fire. I saw five dead and several injured.”
The official comments are yet to be made on the incident.