According to reports, a bomb blast has occurred in a popular bus station in Bauchi State and it is believed to be the work of the dreaded sect, Boko Haram.
The bomb exploded in the Azare area of the state at about 9:45pm on Wednesday, October 22, AFP reports.
According to a resident, Musa Babale:
“We had a huge blast at exactly 9:45pm (20:45 GMT)… We realised it had come from the bus station.” “The whole place was a mess.”
Other witnesses also reported seeing casualties but it was not immediately possible to estimate the number and emergency workers were not available to comment on the incident.
However, the cause of the blast remains unknown as at press time though the state has remained one of the worse hit areas by the blood thirsty terrorists group, Boko Haram.
PMnews also reported today that five people were killed in the blast while 12 others sustained various degrees of injuries based on confirmation from the state police command spokesman, Mohammed Haruna.
“At about 9:45 pm (2045 GMT Wednesday) there was a bomb blast at (a) motor park roundabout in Azare town. Five persons burnt beyond recognition were certified dead, while twelve others sustained various degrees of injury,” Haruna said.
This recent attacks have cast doubt on the validity of the ceasefire agreement between the Nigerian government and Boko Haram.