Blast in Jalingo kills one, wounds 11

A bomb at an outdoor bar in Jalingo,
Taraba State, North-Eastern Nigeria killed
at least one person and wounded 11 on
Thursday, a witness said.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility
for the blast in the town which has been
occasionally targeted by Islamist sect Boko
“There was an explosion at a beer garden in the
Dorawa area of the city,” said the Taraba State
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Amos
Olaoye, without providing further details.
The explosion occurred at Dorowa Ward off
Barde Way in Jalingo at about 7.40 p.m.
A resident in the area, Sadiq Adamu said the
blast shook the area in the late evening.
“I saw one dead body and three people were
critically injured and taken off to hospital,” he
In April, a bomb blast struck the Inspector
General of Police’s convoy in Jalingo, killing 11
people, although it has been largely quiet since
Dorowa is a popular drinking joint in Jalingo
where both the local brew, “Burkutu”
and “Ogogoro” as well as other assorted
alcoholic drinks are sold.
Bars have sometimes been targeted by the
Islamist extremists, though crime and local
disputes have also led to such incidents.
The Taraba State House of Assembly had on
Thursday impeached the deputy governor over
allegations of corruption.

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