Many people are feared dead as bomb blast rocked a newly opened
Friday mosque in Jambutu area of Yola in Adamawa .
blast, suspected to be from a suicide bomber, occurred at about 2:00pm
shortly after the Imam of the mosque concluded reading the sermon for
the Juma’at prayer.
“It was a young boy who attempted to get into the mosque when the explosive went off.
“It’s a new Friday mosque, this is the first Friday prayer to be offered in the mosque.
100 people have so far been evacuated to hospital but I can’t say how
many among them are dead,” an eye witness, who simply identified himself
as Umaru, said.
The Police spokesman in the state, DSP Othman
Abubakar and the Executive Secretary, Adamawa State Emergency Management
Agency (ADSEMA), Alhaji Haruna Furo, confirmed the incident and said
rescue effort was still going on.
They said that the number of casualty was yet to be ascertained.
“We are now evacuating those affected to Yola Specialist Hospital and Federal Medical Centre,” Furo said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the blast was the third in Yola within the past six months.
The first incident was near Yola central market followed by the one at Malkohi IDPs camp.
Source: PM News