The explosive device was kept in a car parked near the viewing centre.
The Police in Yobe on Wednesday said 14 people died in the bomb explosion that occurred in a football viewing centre on Tuesday night in Damaturu.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Nansak Chegwam, also said 26 people, who sustained injury, had been taken to different hospitals for treatment.
He said the explosive device was kept in a car parked near the viewing centre which later exploded.
He said the Commissioner of Police in the state, Markus Danladi, has advised the public to be conscious of abandoned objects and cars.
He also said the police had ordered the closure of all public viewing centres in the state for security reasons.
Meanwhile, Tsamiyan Lilo area, venue of last night’s explosion, has been sealed while the police said investigations are ongoing.
Though no group has claimed responsibility for the explosion, Yobe is one of the three states under emergency rule due to the activities of the Boko
Haram insurgents in Northern Nigeria. The others are Borno and Adamawa.
Over 12,000 people have been killed in the insurgency that began in 2009.
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