The Yobe state government has closed down all schools in
Potiskum pending the improvement of the security situation.
The state commissioner of education, Alhaji Mohammed
Lamin who announced this, stated that it was a measure to
forestall a reoccurrence and bring peace back to the area,
He confirmed that 33 students were killed in the blast and 67
others sustained injuries.
He disclosed that 41 of the 67 injured have been referred to
secondary health institutions, Federal Medical Centres, in
Nguru and Azare, Yobe and Bauchi state respectively.
The state commissioner of police, Mr. Markus Danladi who
visited Potiskum town along with the state commissioner of
education was not allowed to the scene of the blast by angry
mob who resisted any entrance to the area attacked by the
The CP who could not go to the scene of the blast for security
reason said all security personnel have stay away from the
scene of the blast for the sake of peace.