- There was pandemonium at a local restaurant in Taraba state on Tuesday, April 19, as bomb said to be thrown by an unknown person exploded
- Eye witnesses said at least seven people were killed in the explosion that occurred at Iware town in Ardo Kola local government area
- However, confirming the incident, the police said three persons were confirmed dead and nineteen others sustained serious injuries
Sources cited by the newspaper stated that a bomb went off at a local restaurant crowded with many people.
More than 20 people, including women, sustained injuries in the incident. They were reportedly rushed to Federal Medical Center Jalingo.
An eyewitness, Bulus James, said a bomb exploded when many people gathered at a beer parlour in the area.
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According to James, someone threw an object into the bar and fled the scene immediately.
Iware, a town 23 killometers from Jalingo, capital of the state, has a major cattle market, which holds every Tuesday.
There was confusion at the market as a result of the incident as traders fled in different directions.
Police confirm incident
The police public relations officer of Taraba Command, DSP Usman Abdullahi, confirmed the incident, saying the command received report from the Divisional Police officer in Sunkani, a nearby town.
He said the injured were taken to Federal Medical Center, Jalingo, where they were receiving treatment.
Gunmen shoot traditional ruler dead inside mosque in Taraba state
In another report, gunmen on Monday night, April 11, attacked a Mosque at Maisamari town in Sardauna local government area of Taraba state, killing Alhaji Abdulkadir Maisamari, a district head.
Witnesses said Maisamari was killed during Ishai prayers.
It was learnt that the gunmen reportedly opened fire immediately after they stormed the mosque. Residents were said to have confronted the gunmen, forcing them to flee into a mountain close to the town.