Gombe blast: Death toll rises to 27

By  Yau Waziri

The death toll from the bomb explosion that hit the Gombe Line Motor Park in Gombe city, which was initially 25 has now risen to 27according to the Red-Cross Organization and Hospital staff.
However, the condition of some of the people admitted in the hospital could not be verified and the police and security services have reportedly cordoned the area off. Emergency officials are doing the best to continue evacuation of the victims to nearby hospitals.
Meanwhile, it was confirmed the suspects left the bomb inside bag beside one of vehicle at the park though the police have confirmed the arrested three suspects in connection with the blast.
At the same time, witnesses explained to newsmen that the three suspects concealed explosive devices in bags and left them among the buses.
It would be noted that Gombe State has been subject to terrorists attacks for several times in the last months. On June 5, 2014 , a suspected suicide bomber attack Police Armored Personnel Carrier stationed outside a private residence of Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo. The incident claimed a total of five lives.
Three days later a female suicide bomber and a soldier died in the blast near Military Quarter Guard, Gombe State.
Also on July 8, professional action of the police helped to avert a bomb explosion at one of the secondary schools in Gombe State.
Meanwhile, the governor of Gombe state, Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, has visited the scene of the blast shortly after he returned from Abuja, and he also proceeded to Gombe State Specialist Hospital and Federal Teaching Hospital Gombe, where the victims of the incident were admitted.
Governor Dankwambo, condoled the deceased as he condemned the blast and cautioned Gombe people to avoid speculation and allow the security operatives to continue their work and assist them with a ward of prayer for God to fish out the perpetrators of such an evil act.
He disclosed that, government would sponsor the medical bill of all the victims of the blast and called on the people to support the government and the security operatives in combating the criminality.

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