Explosion rocks police station in Adamawa

SCENE OF BOMB BLAST AT THE PREMISES OF ADAMAWA POLICE’S ANTI-BOMB SQUAD AND MOTOR TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT IN JIMETA-YOLA ON THURSDAY (25/2/16). 1166/25/2/2016/AMA/BJO/NAN

A powerful explosion suspected to be from a bomb has occurred at the Jimeta Divisional Police Headquarters, in Yola, Adamawa State.

A witness, Mohammed DanAsabe, told PREMIUM TIMES that the blast happened at about 11:44 am Thursday.

Another witness, Ibrahim Bello, a resident of the area, said the “blast is so powerful that all the glass windows and doors in our entire neighborhood have been destroyed”.

Mr. Bello also said there was serious panic around the area especially at the Central Primary School, directly opposite the police station, where pupils were attending classes at the time of the explosion

It was not immediately clear whether there were casualties.

Details later

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