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Survivors recount deadly Potiskum bomb blast

11 November 2014, 08:52

Abuja - Survivors of the deadly suicide bomb blast at the Government Science Secondary School in Potiskum relived their experiences of the incident that left more than 70 of their colleagues dead on Monday morning.

The widely-condemned unpleasant incident left at least 74 students dead at the institution in Yobe State.

Scores others escape death by a whisker to narrate the moments leading to the attack.

One of the victims of the attack, Mohammed Isa, a student of SS 2E, revealed that the suicide bomber disguised as one of the students after wearing a uniform and was on the queue with them before he detonated a bomb hidden in his bag.

Isa, who spoke to journalists at the Potiskum General Hospital where the corpses were deposited and the injured students taken for treatment, said, “We were at the assembly ground at about 7:30 am today waiting for the principal to conduct the service when a loud bang was heard and all I can see is that I have fallen in pains and many around me were in blood and groaning and shooting in pains.”

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Another student said Good Samaritans came to the rescue of the injured students and helped load the corpses into vehicles.

“It is always our tradition at the Government Science Technical College, Potiskum to assemble at the Assembly Ground for devotion before we move into our classes, but the suicide bomber who must have disguised as a student was with us during the wait for the principal and must have detonated the bomb which led to the killing,” he added.

According to police first information report, the Suicide bomber disguised as a student blew self-up at the Assembly ground of Government Science Secondary School Potiskum.

The British Government on Monday joined President Goodluck Jonathan and other local political groups to condemn the suicide bombing.

It is believed the Boko Haram sect is behind the act.

Yobe is one of three states, the other being Borno and Adamawa, Federal Government has put under emergency rule as part of measures to address the menacing Boko Haram.

– CAJ News


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