Mubi (Adamawa) – The Police Command in Adamawa has confirmed that there were no casualties in Saturday night bomb blast in Mubi township.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the explosion occurred, barely 48 hours after 14 persons were killed by unidentified gunmen in the town.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Altine Daniel, told NAN on Sunday in Mubi that the blast occurred at the centre of the city.
Daniel said the attackers engaged in sporadic shooting after detonating the bomb, adding that “no causalities were recorded in the blast”.
Malam Umaru Bura, an eyewitness, told NAN that the explosion occurred near a military check point along Ahmadu Bello Way.
He said the impact of the blast damaged buildings; bill boards at the NNPC Filling Station, and uprooted trees in the area.
“We heard a powerful blast, followed by sporadic gunfire, which lasted for more than 40 minutes,” Bura said.
NAN recalls that the Adamawa Government imposed curfew in Mubi after the blast, and offered monetary reward for information that could lead to the arrest of those who killed 14 people on Saturday.
NAN reports that a joint military and police team now patrols the town to protect lives and property.
The Mubi Emirate Council has also banned the use of motorcycles in Mubi and adjourning villages, in a bid to curtail the spate of attacks on residents.
NAN reports that hundreds of families have fled the town after the attacks. (NAN)