Vanguard (Lagos)

17 October 2012

Nigeria: Explosion Rocks Mubi

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Nigeria's Boko Haram cartoon.

Yola — An explosion has rocked Mubi, the commercial nerve centre of Adamawa,Wednesday, causing extensive damage to lives and property.

Eyewitness account said that the explosion which was targeted at the patrol vehicle of the Joint Military Task Force (JTF) occurred at a popular market, Kasuwan Kuturu, few meters to the general hospital.

The eyewitness stated that the explosion occurred at about 8 O'clock in the morning and he saw scores of people been rushed to the hospital.

The explosion occurred barely two weeks after the killing of over 40 students at three tertiary institutions in the town.

As at the time of this report, the death toll has not been ascertained, even as the Adamawa Police command confirmed the incident.

It was also gathered that there were sporadic shootings after the explosion between the security operatives and the suspected gunmen.

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