Car Bomb Kills Six In Yobe

Channels Television  
Updated December 31, 2014

GombeSix people have been confirmed death in a car bomb explosion in Maiduwa village of Fika Local Government Area of Yobe, state north east Nigeria.

An officer of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Maiduwa Town, who pleaded anonymity told Channels Television that the bomber boarded a commercial Volkswagen Golf Car with the explosive devices from Fika Town heading to Potiskum, the commercial nerve center of the state.

He further revealed that five kilometers after takeoff, the car ran into a coming vehicle, killing six people on the spot as the explosive devices went off prematurely.

The NURTW officer also said the incident happened around 1:00PM today (Wednesday) with the survival of the Volkswagen Golf Car driver and one other teenager who have both been taken to Fika General Hospital.

Authorities are yet to confirm the incident.

Maiduwa is 65 kilometers to Potiskum town east of Damaturu the Yobe state capital