Monday 10 November 2014

48 killed, 79 injured in suicide bomb attack on Potiskum School

Hospital sources have said at least 48 persons were killed in the blast that occurred at Government Science School, Potiskum in Yobe State on Monday rnorning and were brought to the mortuary, while 79 were brought in injured.

The police said a suicide bomber disguised as a student detonated the explosive at the school’s assembly ground at 7.45 a.m.

The Government Science Secondary School, Potiskum is one of the densely populated boarding schools for boys, located very close to the Potiskum General Hospital in the heart of town.

Potiskum is the largest town outside Damaturu, the Yobe state capital.

Though no one has claimed responsibility for the attack, it is believed to be from the terrorist group, Boko Haram, who, just last week, was alleged to have been behind the suicide bomb attack on a Shiite movements religious procession reported to have killed over 30 persons.

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