A suicide bomber has reportedly died in an attempt to wreak havoc on a popular mosque in Potiskum, Yobe State, north-east Nigeria.
The bomber was reportedly targeting the Sakafa Mosque in Potiskum, the state capital when the device he was carrying exploded prematurely. The incident is said to have occurred at about 4:20pm on Monday, April 20, 2015.
Reports have it that the failed suicide attack in Yobe State has left the bomber dead and eight others injured,
“Yes the bomber was conveying the explosive devices and in an attempt to cross the last gutter to reach his target…the explosives went off on the spot,” an eyewitness told Channels Television
The source also said the bomber did not die on the spot as he was taken to the Potiskum General Hospital where he later died.
The Yobe State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Toyin Gbadegesin, who confirmed the incident said, the explosion occurred around 4:20pm at the popular Moscow line in the heart of Potiskum town.
He also said that apart from killing himself and injuring eight others, the explosion also damaged a nearby car.
Yesterday’s attempted suicide bomb attack on the commercial town was the first since the conclusion of both the presidential and the governorship elections.