The explosives were detonated in an uncompleted building, injuring nine people.
The area is famous as a hub of social activities and is the location of numerous bars and restaurants. It is also favored by prostitutes.
The injured people have been taken to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital.
A security source in Bauchi state said “all the injured people were not affected by the blast. They were injured when they heard the blast. They panicked and were injured in the resulting stampede. There was nobody in the building where the blast occurred but it is a place we raid often for Indian hemp smokers.”
It was revealed that police and army units swarmed the township overnight to prevent massive bloodletting promised by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.