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Suicide Bomber Kills Five At Church In Potiskum, Yobe State

A male suicide bomber on Sunday killed five people at the Redeemed Christian Church in Potiskum, Yobe state, Northeast Nigeria.

 Worshipers at the church located in Jigawa area outskirts of Potiskum town told Channels Television on phone that the suicide bomber who detonated the Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) in the church also killed five other worshipers.

The Police Public Relations Officer ASP Toyin Gbadegesin who confirmed the incident says “A male suicide bomber at about 10 o’clock this morning detonated a bomb at the Redeemed Church Jigawa area in Potiskum killing five persons including the suicide bomber.

He also said another female worshiper in the church was seriously injured in the attack and is being attended to at the Potiskum General hospital.

Hospital authority who pleaded anonymity said five bodies were brought to the hospital from the scene and one other woman who sustained serious injury at the scene is receiving treatment.

The mini Redeemed church is located west of Potiskum town along Jos road.

 

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