An explosion has occurred in Jalingo the Taraba State capital, leaving at least five persons injured. This is the second time that explosion rocks Taraba within a week
The event occurred in Nukkai, along the Jalingo Wukari highway, at a drinking spot.
According to an eyewitness who talked with Channels Television, the explosion occurred immediately after a suspected suicide bomber arrived at the location, dumped a polythene bag, and then vanished. He went on to say that some of the children who witnessed the alleged suicide bomber were unable to talk until after the explosion.
The police and the state government have yet to issue a statement about the incident. Despite the fact that no one was killed in the blast, some sufferers are said to have lost consciousness.
Meanwhile jihadists affiliated to the Islamic State have claimed responsibility for the attack in Taraba two days ago.
In a briefing released in Arabic on Wednesday by the
The statement, translated by SITE Intelligence which monitors jihadist activities worldwide, said the attack was a “revenge” for the death of two of the group’s leaders, without giving further details on the explosion.The blast occurred in a crowded open-air moonshine bar in the town of Iware.
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