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Eight People killed, 34 Injured In Fresh Explosion In Gombe



From Ganiyu Nasirudeen

Not less than eight people were killed in early Friday morning during  a triple bomb blast that rocked Gombe transport Line, in the state capital.

The eruption which occurred during the early morning rush hours also injured about 35 victims.

There is no confirmation yet on who was responsible for the deadly blast, which took place exactly a week after last Friday eruption in the State which claimed about 10 people and exactly three weeks after the Chief of Defence Staff,  (CDS) Air Marshal Alex Badeh announced ceasefire between the Boko Haram insurgents and Nigerian Military to end further attack.

The State Police Commissioner, Abdullahi Kudu has confirmed the blast and hinted three suspects have been arrested, shortly after the explosion around 9.00 am, which was targeted at the Gombe Transit Bus park.

ARICAN EXAMINER sources indicated that the bombers disguised, entered the bus station with some luggage with explosives items and later dropped them very close to buses loading passengers.

Our Correspondent also gathered that the causalities were confirmed by the rescue workers, while the State National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Spokesperson, Manzo Ezekiel equally confirmed the number of injured as 34.

Meanwhile, the dead have been conveyed to the Gombe Specialist Hospital.

It would be recalled that sequel to the last Friday attack in Gombe, the state capital and another failed attempt, the State Government ordered on Wednesday (this week), the closure of the public and private schools to check deadly attack on them, by the insurgents, but the PS of the state house denied, saying  the closure was meant to observe normal mid – term break.

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