Suicide Bomber Strikes In Potiscum

Suicide Bomber Strikes In Potiscum

At least one person has been confirmed dead and 7 others sustained different degree of injuries as a suicide bomber attacked the College of Administrative and Business Studies in Potiskum, Yobe State on Friday.

The suicide bomber believed to be a member of the Boko Haram sect was reported to have died in the attack.

The attack in the north-east Nigerian state also left seven other people injured.

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No group has taken the responsibility for the attack, but Boko Haram terrorists have carried out series of comparable attacks in the past in the north-east of Nigeria.

The injured people have been transported to the hospital for treatment, it was reported.

In Friday’s attack, the gunmen arrived around 8 a.m and opened fire at the gate of the business school, witnesses said. Security guards armed only with clubs ran away, said the witnesses who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals.

According to Vanguard, three students were killed with at least twenty others injured.

A reliable source who witnessed the Book Haram onslaught said, the heavily armed insurgents numbering about five entered the school through the main gate after killing the security guard and opened fire on students killing three of them.

The source added that, one of the insurgents died as a result of I.E.D strapped to his chest that exploded, and injured over twenty students.

Other witnesses said that there are many more injured people:


"We came out from lectures when we saw two people at the gate...he brought out a gun and started shooting," Musa Ahmed, a student at the College of Administrative and Business studies, said.

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"The suicide bomber...detonated the bomb killing himself alone but six of students were shot by the man with the gun."

Nigeria Police Force has said that 3 attackers were arrested:


It is the first school attack reported since a 3-month-old multinational offensive drove Boko Haram out of towns and villages seized last year.

Army attacks against the insurgents have increased after Nigeria shifted its poll to enable the military retake communities that the Boko Haram insurgents were seizing in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states.

The military said it had retaken all communities in Yobe state under the control of the Boko Haram sect which had in the last five years tried to establish an Islamic caliphate in the area and also end western education.


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