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Breaking News: Suicide Bomber Attacks Emir,deputy Governor In Yobe by bigl: 6:36am On Aug 04, 2012
Suicide bomber attacks Emir,
Deputy Governor in Yobe

August 4, 2012 | 5:00 am
Barely one month after the Shehu of
Borno and the Deputy Governor of
the state narrowly escaped death by
a suicide bomber at the Maiduguri
central Mosque, the Emir of Fika and
Chairman, Yobe state Council of
Chiefs, Dr. Muhammadu Abali Ibn
Muhammadu Idrissa narrowly
escaped death yesterday when a
suicide bomber detonated an
explosive material while the Royal
Father was coming out from Mosque
after Friday prayers.
An eye witness who gave his name
as Salisu Musa said “during our
Friday prayer at the Central Mosque
located in front of the Emir’s Palace
here in Potiskum town, an unknown
person was initially sighted sitting
among the Emir’s entourage and he
was asked to leave the place. So,
immediately after the prayer, the
same person was sighted rushing
towards the Emir but the Emir’s
Police orderly quickly pushed the
man and the Bomb exploded pulling
the Police’s arm and injuring dozens
of people’.

A visit to the scene of the incidence
shows the corpse of the suicide
bomber torn into two; his waist and
chest were divided. He was wearing
a yellow gown with a cap and a pair
of sandals

Sympathizers and worshipers at the
scene were asked to leave the place
to allow security operatives made up
of Police and Army to do their work
but the mob refused to leave which
led to a peaceful protest against a
military personnel who shot his gun
into the air to scare the angry mob.
Some elders of the Emirate Council
had to intervene to calm the
situation. The victims were all
rushed to the emergency unit of
General Hospital, Potiskum for
treatment. About 15 people were
seen being dressed while others
went home with minor injuries to
treat themselves.

Tension has risen in Potiskum town
over the incidence. Adamu Abdullahi
a Muslim Cleric condemned the
attack saying “it is very unfortunate
for a suicide bomber to attack
Muslims on a worship ground in the
month of Ramadan, this is a devilish
act and God will punish the
perpetrators of this evil act”.

Security has been intensified in the
town with thorough checking at
military road blocks and one of the
major roads passing in front of the
Divisional Police Office was blocked
to avoid further attack on the Police,
a Police source revealed.

By the time of filing this report,
when contacted on phone to speak
on the incidence, Police Public
Relations Officer, ASP Toyin
Gbagadesin said “the Police
Commissioner will soon brief the
press on the matter.”

Re: Breaking News: Suicide Bomber Attacks Emir,deputy Governor In Yobe by inspirenet: 7:14am On Aug 04, 2012

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