A suicide bomber today, infiltrated a local branch of Redeemed Christian Church of God killing six people including himself.
The explosion occurred at Redeemed Christian Church of God along Bauchi road in Potiskum Town, Yobe State.
One eye witness told reporters that the bomb went off at a time worshipers were observing the Sunday service.
The resident said “six persons died” from the blast.
Yobe State police have confirmed the explosion and the number of casualties reported.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Yobe, Toyin Gbadegesin, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Damaturu that among the dead was also the suicide bomber.
“A male suicide bomber detonated a bomb at Redeemed Church at Jigawa area of Potiskum, killing five on the spot,” Mr. Gbadegesin said. “A female member of the church who sustained injuries also died while receiving treatment in the hospital.”
He revealed that all the injured are currently getting rehabilitated at various health facilities in the area.
Potiskum last suffered a twin suicide attack on June 15, in which 10 people were killed and several others injured.
Potiskum last witnessed a suicide attack on June 15, the attack left 10 people dead and several others injured.