BREAKING : Students, Teachers Killed As Bomb Hits Potiskum School

(Picture:File copy of an explosion scene )

Several students  and teachers are feared to have been killed Monday Morning in Potiskum after a bomb explosion went off  while the morning assembly was going on.

The explosion hit the assembly ground of Potiskum Senior Science Secondary school leaving many dead as others  ran  in  various directions.

Maiduguri based blog which  was among the first to break the story  as it happened quoted a source thus :  “It is another bad day for us today,  a bomb just went off at Senior Science Secondary school Potiskum….it happened at the assembly ground ,  many (bodies) of students are presently on the ground in pools of blood… We are running home now “.

Last week ,a suicide bomb blast hit a procession by Shiite s in Potiskum killing and maiming several others  as well.

Police Spokesman, Acting Commissioner of Police  Emmanuel Ojukwu reportedly confirmed that 47 persons were killed  while  at least, 79 others  were injured   in the blast.

“There was an explosion detonated by a suicide bomber. We have 47 dead and 79 injured,” Ojukwu said.

Yobe schools have  come under attacks by  Boko Haram at various times.The most notable was the bloody attack of Bunin Yadi college .