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Explosion rocks Senate President’s home town

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Explosion rocks Senate President’s home town

Residents of Gashua in Yobe state’s Bade local government area are now living in fear after an IED-triggered explosion struck the village on Sunday night.

One person has already been declared dead, while six others were injured and are being treated in a specialist hospital.

According to reports, the incident occurred at a popular area known as Abasha Gidan Amarya drinking joint.

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An eyewitness said the incident occurred around 7:20pm when a heavy sound was heard, which threw the entire area into pandemonium.

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Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Yobe State Command, ASP Dungus Abdulkarim, confirmed to newsmen in Damaturu, that the explosion occurred from a likely IED.

In his words, “Although, our EOD detectives are at the scene to find out what type of explosion and the cause of the incident, it looks like a coordinated attack targeted at a drinking joint.”

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He also confirmed that seven persons were directly affected by the explosion, and one has died.

Gashua is the home town of the current Senate President Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan.

Explosion rocks Senate President’s home town

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