Information available to 247ureports.com through a source close to the activities of the Yuguda administration reveals that a bomb exploded at one of the churches [Winners Chapel] located in the suburbs of Bauchi and another church located near the Abubakar Tafawa. According to an eyewitness, the bomb exploded at 10:15am as the church goers settled in for Sunday service.
As gathered, the Church was hit by a car loaded with improvised explosive device [IED]. But the eyewitness accounts differ over the incident.
Some eyewitnesses reported that the driver of the vehicle had driven the vehicle to the church and parked it and then walked into the church. The explosion occurred minutes after the driver walked into the church service. It is uncertain if the driver made it out of the church building before the explosion.
Other eyewitness reports state that it was the handiwork of a suicide bomber who drove in a Honda Saloon laden in IED. The vehicle was rammed into the church.
The explosion was reported to be as massive as the Christmas Day church bombing at Madalla in Suleja, Niger State. Unofficial data puts the death toll at 15 but the police have remained mute over the explosion. The police indicated that he will release a statement soon –once the details of the incident become clearer.
On a puzzling note, the vehicle brand, as 247ureports.com reliably gathered from a government source who stated that it was an American model Chevrolet, – noted that the same model vehicle was recently distributed to top officials of the state civil servants and some political appointees. According to the source inside the Yuguda administration, “the vehicle used in the bombing was one of the vehicles distributed by Yuguda”. It was revealed that the Yuguda administration is presently working tirelessly to identify the owner of the vehicle. The particulars of the vehicle may have been retrieved by the police and the other security agents. This information is yet to be confirmed.
The government of Bauchi State was contacted for comment but they decided to wait for the police to comment first.
The death toll is expected to rise. Sources state that the scene is still being attended to by security officials are presently recovering bodies and the injured.