Unknown gunmen detonated an explosive device in an uncompleted building in Bayan Gari at Tudun Wadan dan Iya in Bauchi State injuring nine people around 10pm on Sunday.
The Bauchi State Police Commissioner, Mohammed Ladan confirmed the incident saying “some hoodlum’s detonated explosives in an uncompleted building in Bayan Gari. Nine people were injured and we have taken all the injured people to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital”
A security source in Bauchi state said “all the injured people were not affected by the blast they were injured when they heard the blast. They panicked and were injured in the resulting stampede. There was nobody in the building where the blast occured but it is a place we raid often for Indian hemp smokers.”
Eye witnesses said “the blast occurred near a hotel where we were dancing. We heard a loud sound explosion and the blast shattered the glasses of our cars. We all panicked before soldiers came to our rescue. I counted at least 10 injured people. We were all trapped but God saved us.”