Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan Escapes Suspected Suicide Blast Near Election Rally
A suspected suicide bomb has exploded near a campaign rally in north-east Nigeria minutes after president Goodluck Jonathan left the venue.
The blast occured at a car park close to a stadium where Mr Jonathan addressed supporters of the ruling People’s Democratic Party in Gombe City.
Rescue workers and health officials said the bodies of two women were brought to the Gombe State Specialist Hospital, along with 18 people who were injured.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility, although suspicion is likely to fall on Islamist militant group Boko Haram, which has attacked Gombe several times.
On Sunday a suicide bombing near a mosque in the market area there killed five people and wounded eight.