Two dead, three injured in Adamawa bomb blast

Two dead, three injured in Adamawa bomb blast

- A bomb explosion has forced residents of Hong local government area in ‎Adamawa state to flee their homes

- A local vigilante says the bomb was delivered to some children who were playing by a yet to be identified driver in a starlet

- The bomb incident has been confirmed by the state police spokesperson Othman Abubakar

Two children have been confirmed dead and three others injured following a bomb explosion in Fadaman Rake area of Hong local government in ‎Adamawa state.

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Premium Times, citing the account of residents, reports that the incident occurred at about 7pm local time on Thursday, June 8, while residents were about to break their Ramadan fast.

The explosion reportedly forced hundreds of residents of the area to flee their homes.

A local vigilante said the bomb was delivered in a polythene bag to some children who were playing by a yet to be identified driver in a starlet.

“The man just stopped his starlet as if he is looking for help. He gave one of the boys playing a polythene bag that he should take it to his father as it contained money and valuables.The boys didn’t know and in the process of taking it to home, we just heard the blast.

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“Two kids lost their lives instantly, while the remaining two and one passerby were seriously injured and rushed to nearby hospital unconscious,’’ the vigilante, Baba Yerima, said.

Confirming the incident, the state police spokesperson, Othman Abubakar, also corroborated the account by the local vigilante that the bomb was delivered by an unknown starlet driver.

Abubakar said: “It was one unknown starlet driver that approached some children at Fadaman Rake holding a polythene bag and there he delivered it to one of the kids with a pretence that it was money and other valuables meant for their father.

“Unknowingly the children collected it and while in the process of taking it to their home, the bomb exploded.

“Two children were confirmed died instantly as three others including a passerby injured and were rushed to hospital in Hong.”

The blast in Adamawa comes a day after coordinated by Boko Haram on Maiduguri caused over a dozen deaths.

The police said the jihadists killed 14 people in the capital of Borno state.

The fighters had attacked the city's suburbs on Wednesday night with anti-aircraft guns, said Damian Chukwu, police commissioner of Borno state.

In the video below, Nigerian Air Force gives an update on operations against Boko Haram in 2017.


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