Published On: Mon, Jun 11th, 2018

Fresh Bomb Explosion Hits Mubi

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YOLA/By Tom Garba – No fewer than three people are feared dead as a result of a bomb blast that occurred around noon time opposite in Mubi, Adamawa State.

The explosion, a suspected Improvised Explosive Device (IED) went off at AA Duhu filling station, close to Kabang junction, in Mubi town, Adamawa on Monday.

The bomb reportedly went off when some scavenger unknowingly stumbled on the explosive material in a debris of used and dumped irons.

The Adamawa state commissioner for information and strategy, Ahmed Sajoh confirmed the incident.

Mr. Sajoh said, one of the boys whose face was blown off by the bomb has been identified as Saidu Ahmed and the other two are in a critical condition and are receiving medical attention.

Mr. Sajoh cautioned the public that residents of conflict areas must be cautious that there may be residue of bomb within the community, urging them to report unknown items and persons to relevant security agencies for immediate action.

The Commissioner explained that based on the evidence available, the incident was neither a suicide bomb blast nor an attack, stressing that the boys affected by the bomb blast were scavengers who stumbled upon the explosive materials without knowing what it was and were at the junction to cash on the item when it exploded.

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