Bomb Explosion At Redeemed Church Kills 6

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A bomb explosion suspected to be from a male suicide bomber has killed six persons including the bomber.

The blast occurred at a local branch of Redeemed Christian Church of God along Bauchi road in Potiskum Town, Yobe State.

A resident of the town who is also one of the officials working with the aid agencies informed PREMIUM TIMES that the bomb went off at a time worshipers were observing the Sunday service.

The resident said “six persons died” from the blast.

The Police have also confirmed that six people died from the explosion.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Yobe, Toyin Gbadegesin, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Damaturu that the dead included the suicide bomber.

“A male suicide bomber detonated a bomb at Redeemed Church at Jigawa area of Potiskum, killing five on the spot,” Mr. Gbadegesin said. “A female member of the church who sustained injuries also died while receiving treatment in the hospital.”

He said the injured are receiving treatment at various health facilities in the area.

Potiskum last suffered a twin suicide attack on June 15, in which 10 people were killed and several others injured.

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