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Friday, 7 November 2014 / Labels: ,

Graphic: See Photos From The First Bank Bomb Blast In Bauchi

A bomb explosion rocked Azare town of Bauchi State
today, killing scores of bank customers withdrawing
money from an Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) of the First Bank Nigeria PLC.



According to eyewitnesses, the blast occurred around 10:30am after an Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) was sneaked into the bank premises and kept close to the major ATM machine. A medical officer working with the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Azare, told Channels Television that 18 bodies were brought to the mortuary while the 35 capacity female ward of the hospital was allocated to those brought with various degrees of injuries.

According to the Force Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Ojukwu, detectives have begun investigation into the incident, with five suspects already arrested. The identities of the suspects were
however not disclosed.

Azare town have had its fair share of terrorists attack since the commencement of the Boko Haram
insurgency as last three weeks, an explosion at the Yankari Motor Park of the town went-off killing 13 people while over 20 others sustained injuries.

Graphic photos of the dead at the bomb blast continue after the cut.  

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Chaos At Inauguration Of Akwa Ibom International Stadium Leaves Two Feared Dead, At Least 20 Injured

In a tragic twist to the opening of Akwa Ibom International Stadium Friday, a stampede which broke out at the venue's entrance is said to have left two persons suspected dead and at least 20 injured.
 
Crowd outside Awka Ibom International Stadium
Said to have been driven by a frenzy to enter the venue for the Nigeria—Ghana friendly which took place today, the rush to enter the 30,000 capacity stadium, promised to be the biggest in West Africa, proved more than security operatives could control.
Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Emem Bassey, said that two unconscious persons had to be taken to an undisclosed hospital. “Two persons have been taken to the hospital; these are perhaps people who were fighting at the gate in their bid to enter the stadium,” the commissioner said. 
A third person rendered unconscious in the fray was revived by medical personnel at the stadium.
Reports also surfaced that security personnel at the venue resorted to using horse whips and tear gas to manage and control spectators.
While assuring the public that the incident was under control, Dr. Bassey stated that such chaos was expected for these situations. “It should be expected; this is the first time this is happening, everybody is excited, everybody wants to enter the stadium."
"We have 150 medical personnel in this place and eight ambulances. All our medical teams are up and doing and all the clinics are manned,” Bassey said.

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