A bomb blast on Wednesday night at a bus station in Azare in Bauchi State killed five persons.
A statement on the incident issued in Bauchi by the State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Haruna Mohammed, indicated that 12 others sustained severe injuries.
Mohammed said that the incident occurred at about 9.45pm when explosives planted in the park detonated.
He said the injured had been rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Azare for treatment and the scene of the incident cordoned off.
Haruna said that no arrest had been made yet, but investigations had commenced on the incident.
While there was no immediate claim of responsibility, Bauchi has been one of the hardest hit areas in Boko Haram’s five-year uprising against the Nigerian state.