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‘One killed, seven injured’ as explosion hits a bar in Yobe

‘One killed, seven injured’ as explosion hits a bar in Yobe
April 25
13:31 2022

At least seven people have been injured in an explosion that rocked a relaxation centre in Abasha ward, Gashua LGA of Yobe state.

TheCable learnt that the incident happened on Sunday around 8pm when some residents were drinking in a pub domiciled in the relaxation centre.

The sounds of the explosion were heard in many parts of the community, which made residents to scamper for safety.

Speaking with TheCable on Monday, Dungus Abdulkarim, spokesperson of the Yobe police command, said the body of one person was recovered after the explosion, and that seven persons were injured.

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Abdulkarim said the police have sent experts to the community to determine what type of explosives were used.

“We responded quickly after the explosion. We evacuated the victims. Seven persons were injured and one man died,” the Yobe police spokesperson said.

“We have sent our experts to the place to determine what type of explosives were used and to find out what caused the explosion.”

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In recent weeks, the northern part of the country has witnessed a spate of violent attacks, including bomb explosions, perpetrated by insurgents and bandits.

On April 19, at least six people were killed and over 16 others injured in an explosion that rocked a drinking spot within the Iware cattle market axis of Taraba state.

And 24 hours later, Boko Haram fighters slaughtered at least nine people in an attack on local pubs in Gaidam LGA in Yobe.

Two days later, many people were injured in an explosion in Jalingo, the capital of Taraba state.

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