Suicide Bomber Dies, 7 Injured In Yobe Attack
A suicide bomber suspected to be a member of the Boko Haram terrorist group has died in an attack on the College of Administrative and Business Studies in Potiskum, Yobe State.
The attack in the north-east Nigerian state also left seven persons injured.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but Boko Haram terrorists have carried out series of similar attacks in the past in the volatile north-east region.
The injured persons have been taken to the hospital for treatment.
Military assaults against the terrorists have increased after Nigeria postponed its election to enable the military reclaim communities that the Boko Haram terrorists were occupying in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States. The electoral body said it was need to enable residents take part in the elections held on March 28 and April 11.
The military said it had reclaimed all communities in Yobe State under the control of the Boko Haram sect which had in the last five years tried to establish an Islamic caliphate in the region and also end western education.
Counter-terrorism efforts are now centred on the major stronghold of the terrorists, Sambisa Forest in Borno State, with the Army rescuing some women and children from the camps of the dissident group.
Details to come.