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In Adamawa Explosion kills 2 in Yola

The blast occurred On Sunday, January 4, in the Maiha Local Government Area of the state and was believed to have been caused by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED).

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Scene of an explosion in Maiduguri on November 25, 2014 play

Scene of an explosion in Maiduguri on November 25, 2014

(Premium Times)

An explosion in Yola, Adamawa State has claimed two lives, according to reports.

The blast occurred On Sunday, January 4, in the Maiha Local Government Area of the state and was believed to have been caused by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED).

The device was said to have exploded after some young residents of the area lit a fire to warm themselves and mistakenly threw an unidentified object into the flames.

The incident has been confirmed by the Chairman of the Local Government, Mohammed Jibrilla.

“The development was followed by an explosion which killed one person on the spot while the second died shortly before admission at the Yola Specialist Hospital. Two other injured youths are now on admission in the hospital,” Jibrilla said.

The incident was also confirmed by the Police Public Relations Officer for the state, Othman Abubakar.

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