By Sadiq Umar – Four persons have been confirmed dead while a few others were injured by an explosion that occurred at a police station in Jimeta are of Yola, Adamawa State.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) while confirming the incident said Thursday that the injured persons are being given treatment at the Federal Medical Centre, Yola.
The blast, which occurred at about 10: 40 a.m took place damaged all the buildings within the office of the Anti-Bomb Squad, including the State Investigation Bureau (SIB), and Motor Traffic Division (MTD).
The Commissioner of Police in Adamawa State, Mohammed Gazali, who also confirmed the death of his men in the explosion, said the incident was not a terrorist attack.
He said most of the victims of the explosion were police personnel, he however, did not give figures of casualties.
Mr. Gazali said the blast was caused by bombs recovered from Boko Haram insurgents and warehoused by the police alongside other crime exhibits.
“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,” Mr. told journalists.