Saturday, 28 June 2014
Late Night Bomb Blast in Bauchi Kills 10 (Photos)
People Gather At The Scene Of The BOMB Blast
An explosion in the red light district of northern Nigeria’s Bauchi city has killed 10 people and injured 14 others. The cause of the late Friday blast was not immediately clear, but Boko Haram Islamists have attacked Bauchi repeatedly during their five-year uprising aimed at creating a strict Islamic state in the north.
Bauchi state police spokesman Mohammed Haruna said the explosion went off at roughly 10:00 pm and targeted a building in the Bayan Gari neighbourhood on the outskirts of the city, widely known as a brothel.
“Ten people were confirmed dead, while 14 others sustained various degrees of injury.
The entire area has been cordoned off and (the) scene secured.”
Bomb attacks on targets which Boko Haram has branded sinful – including bars, churches and schools teaching a Western curriculum – have formed a major part of the insurgency. Here are more photos from the scene this morning.