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UPDATED: 32 killed, 80 injured in Yola blast

UPDATED: 32 killed, 80 injured in Yola blast
November 17
21:01 2015
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 About 32 persons were killed, while 80 others sustained injuries when a suicide bomber struck at a tipper garage in the Jambutu area of Yola in Adamawa state on Tuesday.

According to Sani Dati, spokesman of the Adamawa state emergency agency, the injured are being treated at the Federal Medical Centre and Peace hospital, both in Yola.

Hamman Furo, executive secretary of the agency, had earlier confirmed the incident to TheCable.

“We are currently assessing the situation, and we would be busy for the next one hour,” he said.

“The blast went off around one of the tipper garage in Jimeta at about 8pm, and of course, there are casualties. I just left one of the hospitals and there are so many injuries and so many casualties.”

Furo added that the agency was working with two hospitals in the state, to “rescue” those who can still make it.

“We are trying to give helping hands to those that can make it,” he said.

The last time a bomb blast hit the state was on October 23, at a mosque immediately after Juma’at prayers, leaving 27 people dead and about a hundred others wounded.

On Saturday, President Muhammadu Buhari visited internally dislplaced persons (IDPs) Yola on Saturday, assuring them of his commitment to phase-out Boko Haram.

“We remain committed to ending Boko Haram, ensuring your safety and welfare, particularly your children and their education,” he had said.

“By the grace of God, it’s our wish that you will be at your farm next cropping season.”

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