Police confirm 13 dead, 65 injured in Bauchi bomb blast


The police authorities in Bauchi has confirmed that 13 people died in Sunday’s bomb attack at Jagwal Mobile phone market in Azare town.

The Bauchi command spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed in an email also said 65 persons were injured, out of which 43 were treated and discharged at the Federal Medical Centre, Azare.

He said the explosion occurred at about 5:20p.m. on Sunday and that the scene of the blast was cordoned off by Police explosive ordinance disposal unit.

“So far, 13 persons were confirmed dead while 65 others sustained various degrees of injuries out of which 43 have been treated and discharged and 22 others are responding to treatment,” he said.

Mohammed also said one person identified as one of the insurgents was lynched to death by mob action.

“However, normalcy has been restored by combined security forces and patrols are being intensified within and outside the town. Investigation is in progress,” he said.

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