The Police in Yobe have confirmed on Wednesday that 14 people died
in the bomb explosion that occurred in a football viewing centre on
Tuesday night in Damaturu.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the 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 Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr
Markus Danladi, has advised the public to be conscious of
abandoned objects and cars.
He also said the police had ordered the closure of all public
viewing centres in the state for security reasons.
Meanwhile, Tsamiyan Lilo area, venue of last night’s explosion,
has been sealed while the police said investigations were ongoing.