Yola Blast: How It Happened As NEMA Reports Number Of Victims

 bomb explosion that occurred Tuesday evening at a tipper garage market in Yola, Adamawa State, killed 32 people and injured 80 more, the National Emergency Management Agency said.

Sa’ad Bello, NEMA coordinator in Adamawa confirmed this  in a telephone interview on Wednesday. The blast happened at the gate of the market close to tipper garage in the evening as traders left the market.

A police bomb squad was at the scene of the attack Wednesday morning.

Another witness, Hamid Dogo, said the suicide bomber detonated the bomb in front of a woman who sold cooked food.

“The woman and her son Chidinma died on the spot. I was part of the people that help in the victims,” he said

“The man, we suspect, was giving bean cake to almajaris and the next thing was a blast,” Mr. Hamid said.

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Nigerian Army Gives Details Into How Kogi Attack, Maiduguri Bomb Blasts Happened

The Nigerian Army has confirmed that a bomb explosion killed seven people in Maiduguri Tuesday evening.

The army said three blasts detonated by suicide bombers occurred at three minutes intervals at Ajilari, Maiduguri Metropolitan Council, Borno State.

Eleven people were injured and three suicide bombers were among the dead, the army said.

The army also gave details of the attack at a Mosque, Okene, where soldiers clashed with militants on Tuesday.

“Our troops on cordon and search operations at the general area of Enike Mosque, Okene town, Kogi State were attacked by some suspected terrorists at about 5.30am Tuesday. The troops responded and 2(two) of the attackers were killed. In addition, a Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) bomb and empty cases of expended ammunition were recovered,” it said.

One soldier also died in the attack and another was wounded.

Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, said the situation had been brought under control.

He said troops of 5 Brigade also ambushed suspected Boko Haram terrorists that attacked a military location and Geidam town last week.

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