Panic as explosion rocks Jalingo

Panic as explosion rocks Jalingo

The Taraba State Police Command has confirmed that a loud explosion occurred in the ATC area of Jalingo, the capital of the state on Sunday night.

The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Usman Abdullahi made the confirmation on Sunday night.

Though the police could not give detailed reports of the explosion, the PPRO, however, promised to make details public as soon as further information was made available to the command by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of the area.

Some persons from the area who also confirmed the explosion said the incident occurred at a drinking joint.

At the time of filing this report, the source could not ascertain whether there were casualties, as everyone around was said to have taken to their heels.

Another source told reporters that it was not bomb explosion but a gas cylinder that exploded.

According to the source “the blasts that just occurred around our area in ATC was not a bomb blast, it was confirmed that it was a cooking gas cylinder belonging to a lady who fries egg and Indomie in the area.”

It was however learnt that some structures around the area of the incident were badly affected by the explosion.

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