Mob sets suspected bomber on fire

2014-11-18 22:21
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Abuja - A suspected would-be suicide bomber was on Tuesday set on fire by an irate mob at a bus station in north-eastern Nigeria, where a bomb blast killed at least 30 people nearly three weeks ago, the newspaper Daily Trust reported.

The alleged bomber arrived at the bus station in Gombe carrying a sack which he did not allow security officials to screen.

He dropped the bag and tried to run away with a remote control in his hand, the report said.

A group of young men caught him, doused him with petrol and set him on fire. He died of his injuries.

Police cordoned off the area.

It was not immediately known if the sack really contained a bomb.

The attack at Gombe bus station that killed at least 30 people on 31 October was attributed to the radical Islamist group Boko Haram.

Read more on:    boko haram  |  nigeria  |  west africa

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