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Four Dead As Explosions Rock Police Bomb Squad In Adamawa

Posted: Feb 26, 2016 at 7:19 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Clement Ekong, Yola

No fewer than four policemen were feared dead in  Adamawa State on Thursday morning, following a  bomb blast at the headquarters of Nigeria Police Anti-bomb Squad, Jimeta.

The blast, which occurred at about 11 a.m. affected all the buildings within the premises of the squad, including the State Investigation Bureau and Motor Traffic Division.

Pandemonium followed the explosion as parents scurried about to find their children, since the Anti-bomb Squad building was surrounded by Central Primary School and Majalisa Primary School in Jimeta.

The adjoining buildings, such as the headquarters of NITEL, the Post Office and the Jimeta Central Prison were all shaken to their foundations by the blast.

At the scene of the blast, Independent noted that there was a lot of confusion and uncertainty, even among security personnel, who raised the alarm that there were other primed bombs in the warehouse.

Mr. Ghazali Mohammed, Adamawa State commissioner of police, said the explosion might have been caused by a bomb confiscated from Boko Haram terrorists.

He noted that, so far, four policeman were among the casualties and others were in critical condition.

Residents of Jimeta have condemned the police for storing live explosives in such a popular and busy area.

In his reaction, Comrade Ahmed Sajoh, Adamawa State Commissioner for Information, dispelled claims that some pupils lost their lives to the incident, noting that no primary school pupil died. He however acknowledged that some pupils were injured by shards of broken glass.