Vanguard (Lagos)

2 June 2014

Nigeria: Bomb Blast Kills 40 in Adamawa

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Police

Yola — A bomb attack targeting fans at a football match in Mubi, Adamawa State, killed no fewer than 40 people yesterday.

"There has been a bomb explosion at a football field this evening (yesterday) and so far more than 40 people have been killed," said the officer who requested anonymity, in Mubi, which has seen previous attacks by Boko Haram insurgents.

Adamawa Police Command confirmed the bomb blast, but could not confirm the casualty figure.

The Command's spokesman, Mallam Othman Abubakar, said the blast occurred at about 6p.m. last night.

He said the blast occurred at a popular relaxation centre, Kabang.

The 23rd Armoured Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Yola, equally confirmed the blast.

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