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Breaking…Bad Friday! Suicide bomber kills 9 in Gombe



The day is supposed to be celebrated as Good Friday by some in the Christian fold, the Friday before Easter, in commemoration of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

But it has turned out to be a bad day for many Nigerians, and the nation in general, as a suicide bomber on Friday morning killed at least 20 people, injuring many others in an attack at a motor park in Gombe state.

The incident took place late last night as a park popularly known as Bauchi Park.

It was gathered that the bomber, a woman, went to the park with her luggage pretending to be a passenger when the bomb exploded.

Witness said the park had already been closed but some vehicles stayed behind to pick passengers by the road side.

“I cannot say how many people died because human flesh was scattered around. But I saw about nine dead bodies and many people were taken to hospital,” a witness said.

He said those affected were mostly women and girls hawking around the motor park.


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