A suicide bomb attack on a local branch of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Potiskum, Yobe State, on Sunday, killed no fewer than six persons, including the suicide bomber.
Confirming the incident, Yobe State Police spokesman, Mr Toyin Gbadegesin, said the injured were receiving treatment at various health facilities in Potiskum town.
“A male suicide bomber detonated a bomb at Redeemed Church at Jigawa area of Potiskum, killing five on the spot. A female member of the church who sustained injuries also died while receiving treatment in the hospital,’’ Gbadegesin said.
Potiskum, like many towns in Nigeria’s North-East region, has been the target of suicide bomb attacks that are characteristic of similar attacks by the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents.