Suicide Bomber Hits Redeemed Church, Pastor, Four Others Killed


A bomb blast scene

By Ibrahim Imam, Kaduna.

A male suicide bomber has detonated bomb at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Potiskum, Yobe state, killing five persons including the pastor of the church.

The latest terrorist attack occurred Sunday morning when believers were gathering for their Sunday service at a branch of the RCCG located on Bauchi road in Potiskum metropolis.

The deadly attack sources told our Correspondent was targeted at the worshipers in the Church, as the eruption occurred when they were engaged in one of the sessions of the Sunday service.

The incident has been confirmed by the state’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Mr. Toyin Gbadegesin.

Gbadegesin who made the confirmation in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital, narrated that a male suicide bomber detonated a bomb at Redeemed Church at Jigawa area of Potiskum, “killing five on the spot.”

The State Police Command image maker, also informed that the sixth casualty, female, died in hospital, while receiving treatment. Mr. Gbadegesin confirmed that other victims of the suicide bomb were still in the hospital for medical attention.