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3 Feared Dead, 21 Others Injured in Gombe Suicide Bombing



smokeThree people were feared dead, while 21 others sustained various degrees of injuries when a suicide bomber blew up himself near a Mosque at Kasuwan Mata, Gombe, on Tuesday evening.

Personnel of the Nigerian Red Cross Society and other related personnel were seen at the Accident and Emergency Unit of the Specialists Hospital, Gombe, trying to rescue victims.

Malam Umar Ahmed, the Disaster Management Coordinator of the Red Cross Society in Gombe State, said that immediately they heard about the blast, the Society mobilised its personnel to rescue the injured persons.

He said all the victims were conveyed to the specialists hospital and were being treated by doctors and other health workers.

A source said the suspected suicide bomber was seen loitering around the area, apparently trying to detonate the explosive.

The source said not quite long when the suspect was sighted; he detonated the bomb which killed him and two other persons.

He added that irate youths who were at the scene set the remains of the suspected suicide bomber ablaze, while those injured were taken to the Specialists Hospital, Gombe for treatment.

When NAN correspondents visited the hospital around 7 p.m., 21 persons who sustained various degrees of injuries were being attended to by doctors.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.


  1. ATL's finest

    January 14, 2015 at 7:46 am

    Omg!!!! Blood of Jesus!!!! How many folks are left in the North? Nigerian Citizens are during, injured, and been killed like bush meat! 🙁

  2. gh

    January 16, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    father, please let your spirit take control of this! in Jesus name!

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