A bomb exploded at the Government Comprehensive Senior Science Secondary School in Potiskum, Yobe state(all boys school) as students gathered for morning assembly and to hear the principal’s daily address.
“The students had gathered for the morning assembly when something exploded in their midst with a thunderous sound at exactly 7:50 am. The explosion has affected many students but I can’t say how many because we are now evacuating the victims to the hospital which is just 100 metres (yards) away,” said one teacher, who asked not to be identified.
A medic at the Potiskum General Hospital where the victims were taken said scores of students had been admitted.
“We are still receiving casualties from the school which is a stone’s throw from here. Our priority now is to save the injured, so we have not started a headcount of the victims” the medic said.
A local resident, Adamu Alkassim, said there was confusion in and around the school but the scene was a mass of abandoned footwear and blood.
There’s been no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.