Adamawa explosion caused by bombs in Police Store.-CP.
The Commissioner of Police in Adamawa, Mohammed Gazali, said Thursday’s blast at the Jimeta Police Station was caused by bombs recovered from Boko Haram insurgents.
He said that the recovered bomb exploded from the store used by the Police Command to warehouse exhibits adding that most of those affected by the blast were policemen.
“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,” Gazali said.
Eye witnesses disclosed that the explosion affected the walls of Majalisa Primary School where some pupils were injured.
The state Commissioner for Information, Mallam Ahmad Sajoh, confirmed that some pupils sustained minor injuries and had been treated and discharged from hospital.
It was discovered that the station where the blast occurred contained offices of the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB), Motor Traffic Department (MTD) and the police tailoring section.
Meanwhile, the incident has led to hurried closure of markets and schools in the area as residents scamper home for safety.
A security source who spoke shortly after the blast “For now we are not suspecting terrorism for the explosion as the security agencies are currently investigating the remote cause of the incident.”
The blast resulted into public panic was as the result of the location of the Police station which is located in a strategic commercial area surrounded by a market, school, Prison Yard, Post Office and a TV station.
Meanwhile rescuers said they have evacuated four bodies to mortuary while over 20 injured victims are being attended to by medical personnel
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