A bomb blast has occurred outside the stadium where President Goodluck Jonathan addressed a campaign rally in Gombe state today. Eyewitnesses told Saharareporters that the bomb was planted in a tricycle station along Abubakar Habu Hashidu Road some 200 meters from the stadium.

President Jonathan had left the scene of the campaign rally some three minutes earlier. It is not known if any member of his convoy was affected by the blast.

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