At least five people have been killed and 15 others injured after an explosion went off near a bus station in Gombe State, Nigeria’s north-east region.

Unconfirmed reports say the explosion went off around 19:58 GMT and that it came from an explosive left by a woman in her handbag beside a bus waiting to convey passengers to Jos the Plateau state capital.

The sound of the blast was said to have been heard in all parts of Gombe metropolis.

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This explosion is coming two months after a blast occurred some metres away from the venue of a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign rally in Gombe State.

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The bomb exploded outside a stadium along Abubakar Habu Hashidu road .

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