Emir of Fika and Chairman of Yobe state Council of Chief, Mohammed Abali Ibn Idrissa, escaped a suicide bomber’s attempt on his life this afternoon. The bomber had tried to get close to the chief after the Friday prayers at the Potiskum Central Mosque located at the Emir’s palace but was stopped by a police aide to the chief. Eyewitnesses said the suicide bomber then brought out a gun when he saw he was going to be prevented from reaching his target. However, the bomb exploded before he could make further progress. 3 people have been confirmed injured from the blast.