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Explosion hits bank in Bauchi as workers collect salary in bauchi, eyewitness tells how it happened!

A bomb concealed in a black plastic bag killed several people at a First Bank cash point in Azare, Bauchi state today.
Multiple
residents of the targeted town of Azare said that the bomber
approached people who had queued up outside a First Bank branch at
roughly 10:30 am.
“A man came on foot to this ATM where
a large crowd was taking turns to withdraw money,” said Lamara Ibrahim,
who was at the scene.
The man tried to leave a black plastic bag
on a parked motorcycle nearby but was stopped before he could leave by
locals who said leaving parcels unaccompanied was prohibited following
recent unrest in the area.

“It was while they were talking to him
that the bomb exploded. I saw at least 10 people that looked dead,” said
Ibrahim, noting that he was not in a position to authoritatively
confirm a death toll.
Musa Usman, who was also nearby, gave an identical account of the attack and estimated that several people were killed.
A
bomb blast at a bus station in Azare killed at least five people on
October 23, with many in the city pointing the finger at Boko Haram,
which is waging a five-year uprising against the Nigerian state.
The bus station is just 100 metres (330 feet) from the cash machine.
An
official at the depot, who asked to remain anonymous, said he rushed
down the road after hearing a “huge blast” and helped evacuate the
victims from the scene to a hospital.
He also estimated that 10 people were killed and several others were injured.
Police in Bauchi did not answer calls and messages seeking comment.
Ishola
Micheal, the spokesman for Bauchi’s Governor Isa Yuguda, said he was
aware of an incident in Azare but declined to confirm any details.
Bauchi
borders Yobe state, one of three northeast states under emergency rule
since May of last year because of Boko Haram violence.
The area has been attacked repeatedly through the uprising, which is estimated to have killed more than 10,000 people.
Some violence in the north blamed on Boko Haram has been the work of separate criminal groups.
While
there was no immediate claim of responsibility, the targeted bombing in
Azare resembled scores of other Boko Haram attacks.

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