Suicide bomber, only death in Gombe bombing – Police

By Post Nigeria January 14, 2015 10:59

Suicide bomber, only death in Gombe bombing – Police

The police have revealed that the suicide bomber, who detonated an explosive in Gombe on Tuesday, was the only casualty in the attack as against claims that three other people died.

Gombe police spokesperson, Fwaje Atajiri, made this revelation stating that the bomber rode a motorcycle-laden with Improvised Explosive Devices, and was targeting worshipers observing the sunset prayer at a Mosque in the area.

He said that the bomber died from the blast and his efforts to harm more people failed thanks to adequate security arrangements already in place.

Atajiri also said security personnel who arrived the venue of the blast were attacked by hoodlums who threw stones at them.

“They were trying to stop officers from cordoning off the area and some of them began to break into peoples’ shops to steal, we had to use minimum force to disperse them,”

The blast was reported to have occurred around the Kasuwan Mata area of Gombe metropolis Tuesday evening.