32 Killed, 80 Injured As Bomb Explosion Rocks Yola
At least 31 persons have died in a deadly bomb attack at Tipper Garage in Jambutu along Jimeta bypass, police and government sources have confirmed
The deadly bomb attack which occurred around 7:52 pm yesterday was heard across the state capital, causing pandemonium in the town.
Confirming the incident, public relations officer of the Adamawa State police command, DSP Othman Abubakar, said that, so far, 31 persons had been confirmed dead from the explosion.
He further said that a team of bomb experts had already been dispatched and had cordoned off the area in order to restore calm and sanity.
“We have sent our anti-bomb squad and have swung into action by cordoning off the area. We have also asked the people to leave the area to restore sanity.
The victims of the bomb explosion have been taken to the FMC, Yola, and Yola Specialist Hospital,” he said.
Responding to enquiries by our reporter, Adamawa State commissioner of information, Comrade Ahmed Sajoh, noted that 28 persons had been confirmed dead at the specialist hospital while three persons had been confirmed dead in Yola Specialist Hospital, with 80 were injured.
Sajoh noted that the state government had already sent drugs and other essentials to the two hospitals in order to fast-track the treatment of the injured victims, adding that the state would bear the cost of the treatment administered on the victims.
In his reaction, Adamawa State camps coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency Bello Saad, noted that efforts had been intensified towards giving the injured victims the required medical attention.
“As I am talking to you, I am carrying a consignment of drugs to the hospitals so that injured victims could be attended to,” he said.
Saad commended the management of the FMC and specialist hospitals in Yola for their quick response to the emergency.
The latest bomb attack was the second bomb explosion the area experienced within a month with the first on Jambutu Juma’at mosque which claimed no fewer than 34 lives.