Yola blast caused by bombs recovered from Boko Haram – Police

Many police officers were feared dead in Thursday’s bomb blast at the headquarters of Nigerian Police Anti-Bomb Squad in Adamawa State.

The blast, which occurred shortly before noon, affected all buildings within the office of the Anti-Bomb Squad, including the State Investigation Bureau (SIB), and Motor Traffic Division (MTD).

The Commissioner of Police in Adamawa State, Mohammed Gazali, said most of the victims of the explosion were police personnel. He did not give figures of casualties.

Mr. Gazali said the blast was caused by bombs recovered from Boko Haram insurgents and warehoused by the police alongside other crime exhibits.

“Policemen were mostly affected and we don’t know the actual casualties for now as the place is not yet safe for us to go in,” Mr. Gazali said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the explosion also affected the walls of nearby Majalisa Primary School where some pupils were injured.

The state Commissioner for Information, Ahmad Sajoh, confirmed that the pupils sustained minor injuries and had been treated and discharged from hospital.

The attack threw the city into panic as many residents hurried home, while businesses closed for the day.

A PREMIUM TIMES reporter who was at the scene of the blast shortly after it occurred said security personnel warned of another possible blast, creating more confusion.

He said neighbouring buildings including the Jimeta Central Primary School, as well as headquarters of NITEL, post office, as well as the Jimeta central prison, were all affected by the blast.


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  • emmanuel

    Liar Mohammed is doing a good-dirty job here. That is what we call story; story, story!

  • Otile

    I am glad I quickly pointed out the folly and falsity of their former news regarding this event. Now they are giving us the real news of what happened. People should keep up with these news media and not let them deceive us with lies and propaganda. We will not allow Mohamed Buhari and his lying clique get away with murder.

    • e_orpheus

      Shameless miscreant.
      Rather than show empathy for destruction and possible loss of life, you were blabbing all over the earlier report..boohoo this, boohoo that, they are lying, they are fibbing, they are not telling the truth, we don’t know if it really happened.. A report that was released only shortly after the incident when no one as yet had concrete information.
      Now the story is developing a body and you say “glad I quickly pointed out the folly and falsity..”. Meaning what? That your earlier ranting made Premium Times release an update to their report? Indeed you have again pointed out your own folly and falsity.

      • Otile

        Come on. If I had not pointed out their folly and falsity they would still be feeding us with false news. Thank me for job well done. Again, help me to keep them on their toes. Will you?

        • e_orpheus

          For the sake of all of us I really hope you don’t believe that.

  • Sir Louis

    My sympathy for the loss of gallant and innocent boom disposal Police personnel. One thinks that safety measures ought to have advised against keeping Boko Haram unexploded bombs in the Police station where people and Police personnel move about. All the same, may the soul of the victims rest in peace.

  • The facts

    Why did they keep deadly stuff where people work? Why didn’t they transfer them to the Nigerian army for safe keeping? They just caused the death of people unnecessarily.