A top security source has informed TheCable that the bomb blast has resulted in the death of “many people”. According to him the blast occurred at about 11am, a time when the park was soaked with passengers “who wanted to travel” ahead of the Christmas Day and Boxing Day holidays.
Details of death toll were not immediately available. An eyewitness told the Daily Trust that he counted at least 15 bodies.
Though the police have cordoned off the area, many injured have been transported to hospital.
Abubakar Yakubu Gome, the Red Cross secretary for Gombe state while speaking about casualities, said: “There was an explosion at the Dukku motor park. The Red Cross mobilised with 20 body bags and they have all been exhausted. We are still looking for more bodies among the carnage .”