A powerful blast suspected to be from an Improvised Explosive
Device, IED, has rocked a political meeting in Potiskum Town of Yobe
The explosion occurred in front of the residence of a local PDP politician, Sabo Garbu, in Kandahar area of the town.
A resident of Potiskum, Adamu Mohammed,
informed PREMIUM TIMES that Mr. Garbu, a former member of the House of
Representatives, was holding a meeting with his associates when the bomb
“The house was full with PDP members holding meeting there. It just happened and it’s not far away from our house,” he said.
Mr. Mohammed said those who survived the blast ran away from the
area in fear of second blast, and so it’s difficult to know the extent
of damage or casualty.
Mr. Mohammed also said another suspected IED was sighted in the GSM market in Potiskum.
“Police bomb squad are already in the market trying to defuse the bomb
found there when the blast in our area occurred,” Mr. Mohammed said.