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Jimeta Police Explosion Was Caused By Seized Boko Haram Bomb:Police Spokesperson by Mztarstrechy(m): 2:35pm On Feb 25, 2016
One officer was killed when an improvised explosive device seized from Boko Haram Islamists detonated at a police station in northeast Nigeria, a force spokesman said on Thursday.

Disclosing the news, Adamawa police spokesman Othman Abubakar said....

“There was an accidental explosion in an armoury manned by our bomb squad,”

The device “killed one officer and mildly injured others”, he added, without specifying numbers.

“Contrary to speculation, the explosion had nothing to do with any sabotage or attack. We have recovered lots of explosives from these troubled areas.

“Usually we screen them and store them for safe-keeping. We don’t know what happened. Possibly this wasn’t screened properly,” he added.

The Nigerian Red Cross and the country’s National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said earlier they were responding to a bomb blast at the police station in the Jimeta area of Yola.

Aliyu Maikano, an official with the Nigerian Red Cross, said the blast “wrought massive destruction on the building” and sparked a fire.

“We’ve been told by security personnel that there are two more explosives that are yet to detonate,” he added.

“All rescue respondents are staying outside from a distance waiting for a signal from the security agents to go in and start rescue operations.”

The blast, which happened at 11:30 am (1030 GMT), sparked fears of another attack by Boko Haram, which has targeted the city before as well as police stations and government buildings across the northeast.

On November 17 last year, at least 34 people were killed and 80 others injured when an IED went off at a lorry park in the Jambutu area of the city.

At least 27 people were killed and 96 wounded in a blast at a Jambutu mosque on October 23.

Another home-made bomb left at a camp for people displaced by the conflict in Malkohi, just outside Yola, killed seven on September 11.

The insurgency has left at least 17,000 people dead since it began in 2009 but over the last year a sustained counter-insurgency has recaptured territory lost to the rebels.

The group has since reverted to attacks on “soft” civilian targets such as markets, bus stations and mosques using suicide bombers and IEDs.

Source: http://www.trezzyblog.com/2016/02/explosion-at-jimeta-police-stationyola.html

Re: Jimeta Police Explosion Was Caused By Seized Boko Haram Bomb:Police Spokesperson by Tunami(m): 2:40pm On Feb 25, 2016
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Re: Jimeta Police Explosion Was Caused By Seized Boko Haram Bomb:Police Spokesperson by abdul4new: 2:59pm On Feb 25, 2016
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Re: Jimeta Police Explosion Was Caused By Seized Boko Haram Bomb:Police Spokesperson by husnath(m): 3:06pm On Feb 25, 2016
thank you Mr spokesman for clearing the air the wailers (IGBOs) were already jubilating thinking it was their boys that carried out the assignment so that they can wail very well & mock the Govt.. May GOD save Nigerians
Re: Jimeta Police Explosion Was Caused By Seized Boko Haram Bomb:Police Spokesperson by Onyejiuwaokoh: 3:06pm On Feb 25, 2016
Roster and bull story, u seized the bomb and u couldn't detonate it.meanwhile, another version of the story will soon emerge.
Re: Jimeta Police Explosion Was Caused By Seized Boko Haram Bomb:Police Spokesperson by naijagobetter(m): 4:28pm On Feb 25, 2016
i am concerned about those under detaintion at the station, why are they keeping it? Kai.. NPF sef.. Na wa ooooo...

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