Reports just reaching us says a heavy explosion has just rocked Jimeta Divisional Police Headquarters, in Yola, Adamawa state. According to an eyewitness, the blast happened at about 11:44 am Thursday morning.
A resident of the area Ibrahim Bello,said the blast was so powerful that all the glass windows and doors in the entire neighborhood were destroyed. He also said there was serious panic around the area especially at the Central Primary School, directly opposite the police station, where pupils were attending classes at the time of the explosion.
The Commissioner of Police in Adamawa state, Mr. Mohammed Gazali confirmed the explosion. He said it was caused by bombs recovered from Boko Haram insurgents which exploded from the store used by the Police Command to warehouse exhibits.
He said that the casualties were policemen.“Policemen were mostly affected and we don’t know the actual casualties for now as the place is not yet safe for us to go in.”
According to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said the station where the blast occurred housed offices of the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB), Motor Traffic Department (MTD) and the police tailoring section. It also said the explosion affected the walls of Majalisa Primary School where some pupils were injured.
The State Commissioner for Information, Malam Ahmad Sajoh, also confirmed that the pupils of Majalisa Primary School sustained minor injuries and had been treated and discharged from hospital.
The blast has led to early closure of markets and schools in the area as residents scampered home for safety.
Meanwhile, troops of the Nigerian military have foiled a planned Boko Haram attack on Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno state, as 26 members of the ferocious death cult were reportedly killed in the process.