Police Confirm 14 Dead, 26 Injured In Yobe blast


The Police on Wednesday confirmed that 14 people died in Tuesday night’s explosion that rocked a football viewing centre in Damaturu, Yobe State.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Yobe State, Mr. Nansak Chegwam, also said 26 people, who sustained injury had been taken to different hospitals for treatment.

He said the explosive device was kept in a car parked near the viewing centre which later exploded.

According to him, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Markus Danladi, has advised the public to be conscious of abandoned objects and cars.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the police had ordered the closure of all public viewing centres in the state for security reasons.

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