Friday, November 7, 2014

Many feared killed as bomb blast rocks ATM stand in Bauchi


No fewer than 13 people died and 40 others injured when a  twin-bomb explosion occurred this morning, roughly 10:30 am at a First Bank branch in Azare, Katagum Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

According to a witness, Lamara Ibrahim, "A man came on foot to this ATM where a large crowd was taking turns to withdraw money,"

The man tried to leave a black plastic bag on a parked motorcycle nearby but was stopped before he could leave by locals who said leaving parcels unaccompanied was prohibited following recent unrest in the area.

"It was while they were talking to him that the bomb exploded. I saw at least 10 people that looked dead,"

As people hurried to assist the victims, another blast rocked the area, killing higher number of people.

It was further learnt that the device was planted within the bank premises and exploded as customers, including workers and people from Misau, Shira, Giade and Potiskum in Yobe State, lined up at the bank to withdraw their salaries.

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