Explosion rocks Taraba


 

A loud explosion was again heard in the ATC area of Jalingo, the capital of Taraba State Sunday night.

The state police command through its Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Usman Abdullahi, has confirmed the explosion.

Though the police could not give detailed reports of the explosion, the PPRO, however, promised to get back to our correspondent as soon as further information was made available to the command by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of the area.

Some persons from the area who also confirmed the explosion to our correspondent, said the incident occurred at a drinking joint.

At the time of filing this report, our source could not ascertain whether there were casualties, as everyone around was said to have taken to their heels.

Another source told our reporter that it was not bomb explosion but a gas cylinder that exploded.

According to the source “the blasts that just occurred around our area in ATC was not a bomb blast, it was confirmed that it was a cooking gas cylinder belonging to a lady who fries egg and Indomie in the area.”

It was gathered that some structures around the area of the incident were badly affected by the explosion.

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