Yola – A blast suspected to be from an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) had claimed two lives in Dahlehi Community in the Maiha Local Government Area of Adamawa.
The Chairman of the Local Government, Alhaji Mohammed Jibrilla, confirmed the development in an interview with newsmen in Yola.
He said the incident occurred when some youths lit fire to warm themselves because of hammatan cold but mistakenly added a leather object they picked by the roadside containing a strange object.
He said the leather object suspected to be an abandoned IED exploded, killing two of the youths.
“The development was followed by an explosion which killed one person on the spot while the second died shortly before admission at the Yola Specialist Hospital.
“Two other injured youths are now on admission in the hospital.’’
Jibrilla advised the public to be vigilant and to report any strange object to the authorities.
Reports state that Maiha Local Government was one of the Local Governments recovered recently from insurgents by the military.
When contacted, the Adamawa State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP. Othman Abubakar, confirmed the incident but did not give details.