- The Taraba State Police Command has confirmed a bomb blast at a drinking joint in Jalingo, the capital city.
- The explosion occurred in Jika Doruwa, Jalingo metropolis, leaving several individuals injured.
- The police have deployed an anti-bomb squad to assess the extent of the damage caused by the blast.
A bomb blast at a drinking joint in Jalingo, the capital city of Taraba State, has been confirmed by the Taraba State Police Command. The incident took place on Sunday night, May 14, 2023, in Jika Doruwa, a neighborhood within the Jalingo metropolis.
Abdullahi Usman, the spokesperson for the police command, released a statement confirming the blast. As of the time of the press release, the number of casualties remained unknown.
The police spokesperson disclosed that an anti-bomb squad has been dispatched to the location to assess the extent of the damages caused by the explosion.
Reports indicate that the explosion occurred around 9pm, catching people by surprise and resulting in several individuals sustaining injuries.
Many of the injured victims are currently receiving medical treatment at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Jalingo.
According to Peace Danjuma, an eyewitness, the blast happened unexpectedly while they were at a local joint called Jika.
She mentioned that one of her friends sustained injuries from the explosion, which originated from under the chair they were sitting on.
Authorities have yet to release the official count of casualties at the time of reporting. Investigations are ongoing to gather more information and determine the nature and motive behind the bombing.
The incident has caused fear and concern among residents, highlighting the importance of maintaining vigilance and ensuring the safety and security of public spaces in the state.
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