Five die in Gombe bus station explosion


An explosion has ripped through a bus station in Gombe, residents and witnesses have said.

The explosion, according to sources, happened Friday morning at the popular Gombe Line Transport Services Limited.

Details of the incident are still sketchy, but Abdulrahman Suae, a resident of the area, said he saw about five people being evacuated to the Gombe General Hospital.

He was unable to confirm whether they were dead or injured.

Another witness said the police have cordoned off the area and that emergency officials were rushing injured victims to hospital.

The State Police Commissioner, Kudu Nma, who confirmed the incident however ruled out terror act.

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