Reports have it that a suicide bomber has detonated a bomb inside a bus in Potiskum, Yobe State, killing all 12 passengers including himself.
An employee at Dan-Borno bus station told BBC Hausa that the bomber waited until the 18-seat bus was full before getting on board.
But according to a drivers union official at the Tashar Dan-Borno motor park, the explosion occurred immediately after a man put a bag in the boot of the bus and then tried to board. Reports said the bus had just loaded with passengers on its way to Kano when a huge explosion happened inside it at exactly 11:40 am.
It wasn’t clear if the bomb was hidden in the bag or strewn around the man who it was believed, boarded the bus.
According to health officials, 13 people died on the spot, including all 12 passengers in the bus while 4 more died in hospital.