A bomb blast went off at at the Jimeta Divisional Police Headquarters in Yola, Adamawa State capital on Thursday, February 25, 2016.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has confirmed four persons dead in the accidental explosion that occurred around 11:44am.
A statement signed by Senior Information Officer, NEMA, Mr Sani Datti, said the explosion nearby Jimeta Primary School, Post Office, old NITEL building and some neighbouring houses were affected.
The state Commissioner for Information, Malam Ahmad Sajoh, disclosed that the injured persons were taken to the Federal Medical Centre, Yola where they were treated and discharged.
The Commissioner of Police in Adamawa State, Mohammed Gazali has said that the explosion which occurred at a police station on Thursday, February 25, 2016 was caused by a bomb which was in the station’s store.
Gazali said further that the bomb involved had been recovered from Boko Haram and was being kept as an exhibit.
He said: “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.”