The Gombe State Police Command has confirmed that 19 people dead and 25 others injured in the bomb last that hit a motor park early Monday.
The Command’s spokesman, DSP Fwaje Atajiri told newsmen that when the explosive went off, the Police immediately went to the scene and cordoned the area.
The Dukku motor park in Gombe town, is a busy motor park as passengers traveling to all the eleven local government go through the park.
Many travelers especially those traveling ahead of the Christmas festival were said to have been affected by the explosion.
It would be recalled that this is the third explosion in Motor Park in Gombe within the spate of 2 months.
Secretary of the Red Cross, Mr. Abubakar Yakubu, told journalists that he was at the scene of the blast and he personally identified 20 dead bodies and 18 injured persons.
He said most of the causality are torn beyond recognition adding that both the dead bodies and the injured persons have been taken to the Federal Medical Centre Gombe, Gombe State Specialist Hospital and Musaba Clinic, adjacent the scene of the explosion.
An eyewitness who is a driver operating at the park, Mr. Ibrahim Likita, said he personally saw 21 dead bodies being evacuated after the blast occurred some few minutes before 11:00 am, when a Toyota Sharon bus was taking its turn to load passengers travelling to Bajoga.
Another eye witness said the blast occurred when a lady accompanied to the park by an unidentified male had left her hand bag in the vehicle and went out to escort the man and was being expected back to the vehicle to take off when the explosion occurred.