Thursday, November 27, 2014

Bomb blast rocks Adamawa state, 35 feared killed

No fewer than 35 people including 5 military personnel and a local hunter were reported to have been killed this morning by a bomb explosion around Mararaba-Mubi area of Adamawa State.

According to an eyewitness, the scene of the blast was a busy area where people returning to the area after the recapture of Mubi gather to do one business or the other.

"My house is some meters from the scene of the incident. I stood outside my compound watching the suburb and all of a sudden, I heard a loud bang which shook the entire surroundings", he claimed.

"The few people that were returning to the area started fleeing and the area was immediately cordoned off by the military", he maintained.

The explosion prompted the military authorities to declare the area "a no go place" and advised returning villagers and passersby to be extra cautious along the routes.

The authorities also cautioned the people to be vary of strange objects and polythene bags within their reach, advising that they might be explosives fashioned out to look attractive for unknown victims.

Meanwhile, hundreds of local hunters keeping vigil with the military in the recovered areas of Adamawa State from the insurgents have vowed to ensure that the sects are completely chase out or eliminated.

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