Triple bombing at north Nigeria bus station leaves eight dead

Police gather in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, on September 17, 2014, following an attack by Boko Haram gunmenA triple bombing at a bus station in north Nigeria during Friday morning rush hour killed at least eight people and injured 41 others, as hopes of a ceasefire with Boko Haram appeared to suffer another blow. Gombe’s police chief Abdullahi Kudu said three suspects were arrested immediately after the blasts at the Gombe Line Station at about 9:00 am (0800 GMT). The bus station descended into chaos after the bombs went off, with several injured in a stampede of people trying to flee the scene, the rescue worker said. Locals reportedly threw stones at vehicles carrying security service personnel who rushed to the scene, apparently outraged at the fresh violence in the city which has been attacked by Boko Haram in the past.

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