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Yola police station death toll confirmed

26 February 2016, 10:08

Abuja - Four policemen have been confirmed dead after the bomb explosion which occurred at a police station in Yola, Adamawa State on Thursday.

Commissioner of Police, Gazali Mohammed, confirmed the toll after visiting the scene of the incident.

He said the exploded bombs were from Boko Haram terrorists, brought to the station by officers as evidence.

These had been kept at the Police bomb amoury of Anti-Bomb unit.

The Commissioner also confirmed that several persons were injured in the incident and had to be rushed to the hospital for treatment

CAJ News established that a Deputy Commander of the Anti Bomb squad is among others who died in the explosion.

Also Read: One killed as explosion hits Adamawa police station

A police officer who speak on under condition of anonymous confirmed there were several large bombs at the Anti-Bomb Squad unit.

These were combed from the town and kept at the station but were detonated by the heat.

He said the devastating blast was so powerful all the glass windows and doors in the entire neighborhood were destroyed.

Many buildings in the vicinity were also shaken to their foundation.

The source added the blast also caused panic around the entire area especially at the Central Primary School, directly opposite the police station.

Pupils were attending classes at the time of the explosion.

- CAJ News


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