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Apr 30, 2012
10 feared dead, several injured in Jalingo blast
The explosion occurred as civil servants
resume work for the week.
We cannot ascertain casualty figure and extent of destruction at
this time. But a source said about 10 dead bodies have been deposited at the
Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo.
The source said, "I can confirm to you that 10 people
have been confirmed dead."
Another source, who was in Jalingo to execute a contract for a
ministry said, "I came to network a ministry here. I was with the
programme manager when the explosion occured.
"The ministry has lots of casualties."
Police spokesperson, Ibiang Mbasike, confirmed the incident but
did not give any casualty figure.
There are reports that the state commissioner of police was
targeted but that could not be independently confirmed.
Meanwhile, the Police in Yola, the Adamawa State capital, have
found an unexploded bomb in a car parked near a magistrate court by the police
roundabout in the town. Operatives have cordoned off the area.