Adamawa Explosion Update Blast caused by bomb in police store – Commissioner

The explosion occurred at about 11:44 am at the Jimeta Divisional Police Headquarters in Yola, the state capital.

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The Commissioner of Police in Adamawa State, Mohammed Gazali has said that the explosion which occurred at a police station today, February 25, 2016, was caused by a bomb which was in the station’s store.

The explosion occurred at about 11:44 am at the Jimeta Divisional Police Headquarters in Yola, the state capital.

Gazali said further that the bomb involved had been recovered from Boko Haram and was being kept as an exhibit.

“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,” he said.

The blast is also said to have affected the walls of a primary school near the station, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

According to the state Commissioner for Information, Malam Ahmad Sajoh, some pupils had sustained minor injuries and had been treated and discharged from hospital.

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