Four people have been declared dead after a suicide bomber attack at a bus station in Potiskum in Yobe State.
According to police and hospital sources, about 48 others were also injured in the tragic incident that happened moments ago.
“We have evacuated four dead bodies and 48 injured persons from the scene of the suicide blast,” a police officer informed newsmen.
The bomber “blew up his car at a bus station,” said the officer, asking not to be identified because he was not authorized to speak to the media.
Alao, a nurse at the Potiskum General Hospital gave a similar death and injury toll, and said local residents had rushed to the hospital in search of their loved ones.
Though details of the attack are still coming in, many people believe it was carried out by the Islamist militants’ group, Boko Haram.
The group, led by Abubakar Shekau, has claimed responsibility for such attacks in Yobe and parts of northern Nigeria.
Only last week, Shekau, in a video posted online, threatened to carry out more terror attacks in Nigeria as part of Boko Haram’s aim to turn northern Nigeria into an Islamic caliphate.
See the latest Boko Haram video below:
The Boko Haram sect has claimed tens of thousands of lives across Nigeria since it began its insurgency in 2009.
Two weeks ago, no fewer than 150 people were killed in Baga Town in Borno state by Boko Haram insurgents.