Bomb attack targets Brothers in Potiskum/ Pictures
By Ibraheem El-Tafseer
A suicide bomber was killed while trying to launch
attack on Members of the Islamic Movement in
Nigeria at their meeting and prayer point located
at Saqafa Area in Potiskum, North-East Nigeria in
Yobe State. The incidence occurred on Monday
20th April, 2015, around 5:30pm local time.
Eye witness said, the bomber was carrying the
explosive concealed in a DVD machine and was
trying to force his way into the place where
students of Shaikh Ibraheem Zakzaky were
preparing for evening prayers when the bomb
Only the bomb carrier was killed, however ten
people were reported injured. Two of the injured
were passing by the area when the incident
The injured are currently receiving treatment at a
hospital, some were discharged.
It could be recalled that on July 30, 2014 another
bomb exploded at the same place when members
of the Islamic Movement were performing Maghrib
prayers, as a result of which 4 people were
martyred and scores injured.
Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria
under His Eminence Shaikh Ibraheem Zakzaky
have been targets of attack by Nigerian security
forces and through activities of ‘insurgents’ in the
Last November at least 15 people were killed and
dozens injured from a suicide attack on Ashura
festival procession in Potiskum, which marks the
death of Hussein, grandson of the Prophet
On May 2, 2015, the Nigerian military forces
launched a merciless attack on members of the
Movement in Kaduna, residence of the Ameer
(Markaz), which left one dead, four injured.
Shaikh Zakzaky has been prime target of these
attacks, which failed on several occasions.
The names of the injured are as follow:
1. 1. Saidu Sakafa
2. 2. Idris Shahidi
3. 3. Sani Yusuf
4. 4. Mal Yusuf Abbkar
5. 5. Saidu Ali
6. 6. Haruna Sakafa
7. 7. Aliyu Isa Tela
8. 8. Idris Muhd
9. 9. Ibrhim Yahya Mdki
10. 10. Abubakar Adamu.
Some of them have been discharged
It would be recalled that few months ago another
bomb was targetted on the members of the
Islamic Movement in the same place while
conductiing maghrib prayers.