Explosion Rocks Bauchi

Bauchi UPDATE: A bomb blast in restive Bauchi killed a 10-year-old boy and wounded 10 others on Sunday, police said.

The explosion went off at around 6:30 pm (1730 GMT) in Bauchi city’s Tundunwadan Dan-iya area, a neighbourhood known for its cluster of bars and other entertainment spots.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the blast.

“There was an explosion from an improvised explosive device concealed in a wheelbarrow which killed a ten-year-old boy and wounded ten other people,” said Mohammed Ladan, police commissioner of Bauchi state.

“The wheelbarrow was abandoned by a man disguised as a grocery vendor at a beer garden in the area. No arrest has been made and it is still not clear who was responsible for the explosion,” he added.

Earlier Report…

Report reaching us says two persons have been killed as explosion hit Bayan Gari area of Bauchi metropolis.

Sources say the explosion allegedly occurred at Obunna Hotel in the area.

According to Spokesperson of the state command of the Nigerian Police, a patrol team has been dispatched to the area.

Details later…

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