About 12 people have been reported dead as a result of an explosion that occurred near the Living Faith Church in the Yelwa Tudu District, about 12 kilometers from the capital of Bauchi State. The explosion occurred in Harvest Church situated between the Living Faith Church and Deeper Life Church.
Witnesses said a suicide bomber drove an explosive-laden Honda car into the compound of the church just as people who came for the first service were leaving. The casualties included the suicide bomber and security men at the church.
The attack also left many injured. Though no group has claimed responsibility for the explosion as at the time of filing this report, the Boko Haram sect is largely believed to be behind it as it has attacked churches in similar manner in time past.