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Another Bloodbath In Mubi

Another Bloodbath In Mubi

There was bomb explosion in a major market at the centre of Kasuwan Kuturu town in Adamawa State yesterday.

The incident, which occurred yesterday morning, recorded a number of casualties.

As at the time of filing this report, the death toll had not been ascertained but the Adamawa State Police Command confirmed the incident to Daily Sun.

An eyewitness said there were sporadic shootings between the security operatives and suspected Boko Haram gang after the explosion.

When Daily Sun visited the police headquarters in Yola, the service commanders were said to be having an exclusive security meeting on the development in Mubi.

The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Mohammed Ibrahim, declined comments on the death toll, saying that journalists would need to exercise patience pending when adequate report from the Mubi Area Command and the security chiefs in the state would be ready.

Another eyewitness told Daily Sun that about 20 persons were rushed to Mubi General Hospital but could not ascertain if they were dead or alive.

The eyewitness said the scene of the explosion had been cordoned off by the police.

Wednesday is usually the designated market day at Kasuwan Kuturu town, which often attracted traders from across Adamawa State and the neighbouring states of Borno, Yobe and Cameroun Republic.

Kasuwa Kuturu is located close to Diamond Bank, where the bomb exploded in the early hours of Wednesday when the traders were getting set for the business of the day at the market.

Daily Sun gathered that several persons were reportedly wounded and had been hospitalised at Mubi General Hospital.

It was gathered that traders in the town closed shop as soon as the explosion occurred and sporadic shootings ensued.

Security was further beefed up following wanton killings of innocent persons in Mubi and its environs as well as the recent killings of over 40 students in three academic institutions in the area.

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