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One Killed As Bomb Blast Rocks Police Headquarter, Jimeta Division, Adamawa


One person has been killed after a bomb accidentally went off at the Police Armory of the Jimeta Divisional Police headquarters, in Yola, Adamawa state.
The detonated bomb was said to have been recovered from members of the Boko Haram terrorist group.
The explosion sent people into a panic mood particularly at the Central Primary School, directly opposite the police station, where pupils were attending classes at the time of the explosion.
Confirming the incident, the Commissioner of Police in Adamawa, Mr Mohammed Gazali, told newsmen in Yola that the recovered bomb exploded from the store used by the Police Command to warehouse exhibits.
He said that most of those affected by the blast were policemen.
“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,” Gazali said.
The state Commissioner for Information, Malam Ahmad Sajoh, confirmed that the pupils sustained minor injuries and had been treated and discharged from hospital.

The area has been evacuated, as efforts are being made to ensure that the bombs in the Armory do not go off as well.

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