Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Suicide Bomber Strikes At Kontagora College, Niger State


A female suicide bomber has detonated a bomb, around 12 pm on November 12, 2014, Wednesday, at the Federal College of Education Kontagora in Niger State.

According to SaharaReporters, the suicide bomber was a girl in her 20s. Her ethnic origin cannot be ascertained, as her body was badly damaged by the blast.

It was gathered that several students sustained injuries from the attack.

However, a journalist of BBC informed via Twitter that at least 4 persons lost their lives, while the number of wounded people was also impressive.

The terrorist attack has also been confirmed by the state police. Anti-bomb squads and other divisions of police, the military men have arrived the scene.

The explosion itself took place between the auditorium and the college library. Either the library or the auditorium could have been the mains target for the attack. However, the explosive vest went off earlier than the terrorist expected, as she passed by a photocopying cabin.

A second bomber has allegedly been arrested at the institution. The female suspect is currently under intensive watch at an undisclosed hospital in Kontagora.

Niger State has been experiencing a relative peace in the last couple of years. The last notable attacks happened in 2012, when churches in Madallah and Suleja had been bombed.

November 12 attack comes barely 48 hours after Potiskum suicide bombing of a secondary school, which claimed the lives of 49 students.


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