Jimeta Divisional Police Headquarters, in Yola bomb blast
Many police officers were feared dead in Thursday’s bomb blast at the headquarters of Nigerian Police Anti-Bomb Squad in Adamawa State. The blast, which occurred shortly before noon, affected all buildings within the office of the Anti-Bomb Squad, including the State Investigation Bureau (SIB), and Motor Traffic Division (MTD).
The Commissioner of Police in Adamawa State, Mohammed Gazali, said most of the victims of the explosion were police personnel. He did not give figures of casualties.
Mr. Gazali said the blast was caused by bombs recovered from Boko Haram insurgents and warehoused by the police alongside other crime exhibits.