Police have confirmed the suicide bombing which occurred in potiskum, Yobe state on Sunday.
“A male suicide bomber detonated a bomb at Redeemed Christian Church of God at Jigawa area of Potiskum, killing five on the spot.
“A female member of the church who sustained injuries also died while receiving treatment in the hospital,” said Mr Toyin Gbadegesin, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the state command.
However, an eye witness who lives around the site spoke to AFP, he said,
“I saw when the bomber alighting from a motorised rickshaw and entering the church and as soon as he entered a loud explosion ripped through the church which is under construction.
“I saw him walked into the church and he didn’t raise any suspicion. Five worshippers, including three females and two males were in the church when the bomber entered and they were all killed.
“The dismembered body of the bomber was also recovered,” said Manu Garba.