9 May 2012

Nigeria: Explosion Injures Suspected Bomber, Three Others in Bauchi

Bauchi — Four persons, including a suspected bomber, were Monday night, injured when a bomb exploded at People's Hotel located behind Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium in the Bayan Gari area of Bauchi metropolis, in the North-East geo-political zone of the country.

State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Ladan, confirmed the incident in an interview with newsmen at the police headquarters, Bauchi, pointing out that the bomb which exploded at about 9pm injured a woman and three other men, including the suspected bomber.

Ladan said the victims were, however, rushed to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, ATBH, for treatment with three of them already discharged as at yesterday morning.

He said: "We suspect that the remaining victim, who is currently on admission, is the one that carried out the act because of the degree of injury on his body. But we are still investigating the matter. Part of the building was partially blown off by the blast and no causality was recorded."

Ladan further stated that when the suspect was interrogated, he alleged that some unidentified men within the Bauchi market area came and enquired if he was a policeman.

The suspect added that before he knew it, the men overpowered him and took him away, adding that he suddenly saw himself at the scene of the blast.

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