yola-blast

 

An explosion has occurred in Yola, the capital city of Adamawa state, north east Nigeria.

The bomb was reportedly detonated by a  suicide bomber suspected to be a member of the ruthless Boko Haram group.

At least 10 people were killed and about 30 injured.

A resident of the town, Salihu Aliyu confirmed the blast to Premium Times.

He said the explosion happened in front of the Jimeta main market at about 7:45pm.

“We just finished observing the Maghrib prayer when we heard a loud blast in the direction of the market.

“You know many traders also come out of the market and display their wares outside the main market to also observe the night market,” he said.

“There was even traffic gridlock in the area with many Keke Napep operators jostling for passengers when the bomb exploded.”

 

A witness said at least 10 people were killed and about 30 injured.