A bomb blast has just been reported at Azare Market in Katagum local government area of Bauchi state.
Confirming the explosion, Yusuf Tuggar, a gubernatorial aspirant in Bauchi State on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC), disclosed this in a series of tweets: “Another explosion in Azare – phone market by the stadium. This senseless killings have to be brought to an end. We should not be forgotten. We should be reinforced and the sacrifices in the loss of lives should not remain nameless. Those losing their lives have names. We need accurate statistics of the deceased and injured, not the usual anonymity of African deaths.”
Reports say the bomb explosion occurred at about 5:45pm on Sunday at the popular GSM market called Kasuwar Waya in Azare.
This is the second blast in Azare town in the last 10 days. A suicide bomber had blew himself up at the First Bank branch in the town over a week ago, killing 14 other people and injured 23.