An explosion close to a group of bars within the northern town of Bauchi, recently targeted by Boko Haram Islamists, has injured 9 individuals.
The home-made explosive device planted in an unfinished building next to a gaggle of pubs went off at around 10:00 pm on Sunday within the city’s Tudunwadan Dan-Iya neighbourhood, Bauchi state police commissioner Mohammed Ladan told AFP.
“It was an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) planted within the relaxation spot that caused the explosion that injured 9 individuals however there have been no deaths,” Ladan said.
“We still don’t recognize who was behind the attack however we’ve commenced investigation into the incident.”
Among those injured were seven men, woman and a girl, he specified.
No group has claimed the attack, however the town has been previously targeted by Boko Haram, to blame for over 1,000 deaths since mid-2009.
The Islamists claimed a suicide blast at a church in Bauchi town on June 3rd that killed a minimum of fifteen individuals.
The U.S. last week said it had designated the top of the most branch of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, a “global terrorist” alongside 2 others tied to each Boko Haram and Al-Qaeda’s north African branch.