Female Bomber Blows Up Redeem Church In Potiskom Yobe State, At Least 15 People Killed

Published 4 years ago by: Daniel Bosai
at 07:22 PM, 5/07/2015 (4 years ago)

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A suicide bomber has attacked a church in the restive northeastern Nigerian city of Potiskum, in Yobe state, killing at least five worshippers, a police officer and witness have said.



The bomber entered the uncompleted Redeemed Christian Church of God on Sunday, in the Jigawa area on the outskirts of the city, and detonated his explosives, killing the worshippers, including a woman and her two children as well as the pastor.

“Four worshippers died instantly while the fifth victim gave up shortly after she was taken to hospital,” a police officer involved in the evacuation told the AFP news agency.

“The victims included a woman and her two children, the pastor and another worshipper,” added the officer who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Garba Manu told AFP the bomber arrived at the church on a motorised rickshaw disguised as a worshipper and detonated his explosives as soon as he entered the church.

“I saw when the bomber alighting from a motorised rickshaw and entering the church and as soon as he entered a loud explosion ripped through the church which is under construction,” he said.

“I saw him walked into the church and he didn’t raise any suspicion.

“Five worshippers, including three females and two males were in the church when the bomber entered and they were all killed.
“The dismembered body of the bomber was also recovered,” said Manu, who lives in the area.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility but Potiskum, the commercial capital of Yobe state, has been hit repeatedly by Boko Haram in their six-year insurgency, including by suicide bombers.

Meanwhile, the Police in Yobe on Sunday confirmed the killing of six persons in a suicide bomb attack on a Redeemed Church of Christ in Potiskum, Yobe state.

Mr Toyin Gbadegesin, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the state command, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Damaturu that the death included the suicide bomber.

The spokesman said: “A male suicide bomber detonated a bomb at Redeemed Church at Jigawa area of Potiskum, killing five on the spot. “A female member of the church who sustained injuries also died while receiving treatment in the hospital.’’

He said the injured are receiving treatment at various health facilities in the area. Potiskum last suffered a twin suicide attack on June 15, in which 10 people were killed and several others injured.

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beneno at 07:28 PM, 5/07/2015 (4 years ago)
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RIP to the dead,ISALAM, ISLAM, ISLAM why  una go dey act like RAM ?
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Deltaboy1 at 07:38 PM, 5/07/2015 (4 years ago)
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my father have been telling me about Islam since i was 3years old, evil evil evil
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dis4real at 07:45 PM, 5/07/2015 (4 years ago)
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God have mercy
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SOGaiya at 08:05 PM, 5/07/2015 (4 years ago)
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Far 4m us dis evil trend Amen
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stanslim at 08:17 PM, 5/07/2015 (4 years ago)
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their plan no to finish we xtains 4 north. God pass dem. We wil kip multiplying in JESUS name. RIP my fellow xtain
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PoliticxGuru at 08:31 PM, 5/07/2015 (4 years ago)
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wat a wasted generation
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kenosas at 09:11 PM, 5/07/2015 (4 years ago)
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in passion I hate Africa's religion
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EmekaBlue at 09:28 PM, 5/07/2015 (4 years ago)
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what is d so called dullardinho frm duara presido doin??? Wetin GEJ don almost crush don they pick up again
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chealseafc at 09:46 PM, 5/07/2015 (4 years ago)
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that is what happen when humans and cows are living in a ZOO called Nigeria.
just imagine living with a COW in one room.
ask most of them now, they will justify this as fighting for their God.
RIP to the dead.
 Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry
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ignis99 at 09:54 PM, 5/07/2015 (4 years ago)
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RIP
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winace at 10:08 PM, 5/07/2015 (4 years ago)
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So dis cows can not even pity their vice president dat is working wit their grandpa Buhari. I thot wit d vice president in their cabinet they will spare redeem? Hmmmmmm
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OOSSYY at 10:59 PM, 5/07/2015 (4 years ago)
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Quote from: EmekaBlue on 09:28 PM,  5/07/2015
what is d so called dullardinho frm duara presido doin??? Wetin GEJ don almost crush don they pick up again
Grin Grin Grin Grin HAHAHAHAHAHA, DULLARDINHO NO BE SMALL ONE, HE IS A BIG ONE, I DON LAUGH FOR THIS UR DULLARD COMENT NO BE SMALL. BRO MEKUS
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OOSSYY at 11:02 PM, 5/07/2015 (4 years ago)
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Quote from: winace on 10:08 PM,  5/07/2015
So dis cows can not even pity their vice president dat is working wit their grandpa Buhari. I thot wit d vice president in their cabinet they will spare redeem? Hmmmmmm
FOR WHERE, EVEN IF ADEBOYE LIKE, MAKE HIM GO THERE HIMSELF, DEM GO BOMB HIM JOIN
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Nicksam at 09:01 AM, 6/07/2015 (4 years ago)
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DAILY NEWS
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dembal at 01:58 PM, 6/07/2015 (4 years ago)
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RUBBISH SECT
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Oways at 02:48 PM, 6/07/2015 (4 years ago)
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Rubbish
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emmanuelokek at 07:07 PM, 6/07/2015 (4 years ago)
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Useless generation
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emmanuelokek at 07:09 PM, 6/07/2015 (4 years ago)
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Useless generation
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elchymo at 01:45 PM, 15/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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God hv mercy
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