Three killed, 46 wounded in Bauchi suicide attack Reviewed by Momizat on . Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mr. Otitoju Stevens told Channels Television in a telephone interview that the blast occurred along the Murtala Mohammed Way clos Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mr. Otitoju Stevens told Channels Television in a telephone interview that the blast occurred along the Murtala Mohammed Way clos Rating:
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Three killed, 46 wounded in Bauchi suicide attack

Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mr. Otitoju Stevens told Channels Television in a telephone interview that the blast occurred along the Murtala Mohammed Way close to the Tafawa Balewa Stadium. He said the blast did not affect the church building.

Mr. Stevens however said three people have been confirmed dead from the attack; the bomber and a woman died on the spot while a boy believed to be around the ages of 8-10 died in the hospital.

He refuted the claims that journalists were stopped from gaining access to the blast site. Stevens blamed the barricade on the large crowd trying to gain access to the scene.

He said “That is not to my knowledge, I was at the hospital myself but you will know that a large crowd had to gather there and the security agencies were on hand to check the influx of people in order to prevent any similar occurrence in that area.

“I did not see any journalist that was prevented because I was personally interviewed by a journalist live at the premises of that hospital” said Stevens.

No arrests have been made as the police chief said their priority was to save the lives of the injured and not to make immediate arrests.

He however confirmed commencement of investigations and promised to communicate their findings as soon as it is concluded.

A suicide bomber blew himself up at the St. John Catholic Church in the Wunti area of Bauchi state north-east Nigeria today.

The church was conducting the Sunday Mass when the bomber attacked.

The blast killed the bomber and wounded three others the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said.

“Three injured victims were rushed to the hospital for medical attention,” he said.

However, the Associated Press reports that the blast killed only the bomber but 46 other persons were injured and doctors fear more could lose their lives due to the level of injuries sustained from the blast.

Bauchi State Deputy Commissioner of Police, Otitoju Stevens, while confirming the blast, at the Bauchi University Teaching Hospital, told journalists that the bomber was stopped at the gate by church security, where he detonated the bomb-ladden car.

Stevens also assured that his men have taken control of the situation and asked the people of the area to go about their normal businesses.

‘‘The situation has been brought under control,’’ Stevens said. ‘‘We have our men minding all areas.’’

Military personel have cordoned off the area preventing journalists from gainig proper access to blast site.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack but it mirrors the operational mode of the dreaded Islamist sect Boko Haram

The sect has killed hundreds of people since 2009 in attacks on security forces, government offices and places of worship, and has been designated a terrorist group by the United States.

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  • nigerianoversea

    Time for the North to invest in education and youth development.
    This can be done by

    1,Improving literacy- more girls’ schools, more universities for women, more technical and vocational education
    2. More investment in industries and the agric sector.Time to mechanise Northern Agriculture. Bring back the Groundnut pyramids.
    3. Less corruption. Religious leaders could bar from mosques( and churches) individuals suspected of recieving bribes or being corrupt. Such people should be ostracised.
    4.More Youth development projects.

    All this means less idle hands for the devil’s workshop.

    • nawao

       

      Me self i de offfasea too.However, it makes me
      sick when I hear Nigerians and even the Northern leaders blaming the act of
      killing Christians in the North to illiteracy and educationally backwardness. The
      people of the Eastern Nigeria starting from
      Agbor down to Calabar should be complaining that their educational progress was
      arrested by the Federal Government for years during and after the Civil war. All
      houses and in fracture in Onitsha, Aba and other major cities in eastern Nigeria were levelled to the ground.
      To make matters worse, the Federal Government and other individual’s confiscated
      all money and property belonging to Easterners. The easterners started
      virtually from nothing after the war. Where as, during this time of civil war,
      the Northerners controlled and directed every thing in Nigeria. Why is
      any body now advocating special Federal Government assistance for the Northern children?
      I think the Federal Government should look in wards and fish out those northern
      leaders who sponsor these evil guys. If northern leaders really feel that the Northern
      and Southern Nigeria should stay as one
      entity, they should embrace democratic norms and tolerance because the South
      has no more time to waste. We must try to catch up with the other democratic
      countries and also buy lands in Moon and Mars Planets jus the way those
      countries are now doing.

      • nigerianoversea

        In brief- Nigeria’s problems stem from the idea that we need to share money to develop.
        And the East too has serious problems-kidnapping for one and male illiteracy. We do not need to wait for Governemt to hand us oil money-we need to start doing something ourselves. Like using our money to renovate our school classrooms f’rinstance.

      • jck1976

        The issue is not education. The problem is the religion they belong to that allows revenge. Any religion that teaches or supports revenge of any kind is likely to produce more terrorists. And thats what is happening in the north. Just listen to them when they speak..not only in Nigeria but where ever they live…the same mentality,even their ministers and those of high rank officials think alike. Shame on them. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NZ573XFTGSOMH2ZFKH6ZGBC7VE QIN

    THE GOVERNMENT HAS NO RESPECT FOR HUMAN LIFE. THINGS WILL CHANGE WHEN THE GOVERNMENT ACKOWLEDGE THE FACT THAT IF THERE ARE NO HUMANS THEN NO GOVERNMENT. CHECK HOW IT IS IN THE REAL COUNTRIES HOW INVESTIGATION IS SO IMPORTANT IF A LIFE IS LOST. YOU CANNOT KILL ANYONE IN AMERICA AND THEN GO WITHOUT POLICE CATCHING UP WITH YOU.

  • http://www.facebook.com/johnson.chukwuka Johnson Emmanuel Chuks

    the muslims in kano went on a public demonstration against an american film which is (according to them) an attach to their religion, what have been holding them from protesting publicly against the killing of innocent people in the north if actually the killings are not muslim thing in general?

  • http://www.facebook.com/johnson.chukwuka Johnson Emmanuel Chuks

     the muslims in kano went on a public demonstration against an american film which is (according to them) an attach to their religion, what have been holding them from protesting publicly against the killing of innocent people in the north if actually the killings are not muslim thing in general? 

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