Fears, as explosion rocks drinking joint in Jalingo


An explosive device suspected to be a bomb, was on Sunday night, exploded at Doruwa drinking joint in Jalingo, the Taraba State capital.

The incident, which occurred opposite a bank, affected some buildings within the vicinity.

While no life was lost in the incident, a report by Channels Tv, however, said the police have cordoned off the area, adding that a lady was badly hit by the explosion and rushed to an undisclosed hospital for medical attention while several others sustained various degrees of injuries.

One of the victims, Mathew Dogo, told newsmen, on Monday, that the level of damage would have been much worse if the explosion had not taken an upward trajectory instead.


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“We were here drinking Burukutu when the whole thing happened. Luckily, the thing went up and straight through the roof. I think it was kept under the bench because you can see parts of the bench lodged in the roof of the tent.

“Most of those affected, including myself, suffered from shrapnels. I was hit myself but the damage is not severe. For me, this will not stop me from coming out to sit and rest and interact with my friends,” Dogo said.

The Police and the Taraba State Government have not issued any statement on the incident.


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