Suicide bomber kills four, injured many in latest attack

A suicide bomber on Sunday killed four people and wounded dozens others in attack at a bus station in Potiskum, northern Nigeria.

The town has come under frequent attack by the Islamic sect. Just last Sunday, two female suicide bombers attacked a crowded market in the same Potiskum that left many people dead and others with various degrees of injuries.

A police officer at the scene of the latest bombing said four bodies and 48 injured people had been taken away.

The bomber “blew up his car at a bus station,” said the officer, asking not to be identified because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

A nur‎se at the Potiskum General Hospital gave a similar death and injury toll, and said local residents had rushed to the hospital in search of their loved ones.

Brutal raids, massacres, suicide bomb attacks and kidnappings by Boko Haram have claimed at least 13,000 lives and driven an estimated 1.5 million people from their homes, mainly in arid northeast Nigeria.

The incessant attacks of the militants has gone beyond Nigeria as it has now spread to other neighboring countries like Chad, Cameroon, and Niger. The Nigerian military are still fighting to reclaim lost territories from the insurgents.


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