Suicide car bombing at Nigeria bus station kills four, wounds 35


Four people were confirmed dead and about 35 injured when a suicide bomber drove a car packed with explosives into a busy bus station in Potiskum on Sunday.

The incident comes 48 hours after a suicide bomber had detonated her explosive in a phone market in Gombe killing 6 people and injuring 10 more.

However, there have been an increase in the spate of suicide bombings as the country’s February general elections draws near.

The state Police Commissioner, Danladi Marcus who confirmed the incident said “The information I have is that the car was pretending to be scouting for passengers.

“Five people including the bomber were killed in the attack with about 35 others receiving treatment for various injuries at Potiskum General Hospital.”

Brutal raids, massacres, suicide bomb attacks and kidnappings by Boko Haram have claimed at least 13,000 lives and an estimated 1.5 million people are said to have been displaced from their homes, according to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).