Thursday, 27 November 2014

Boko Haram: 35 killed in Adamawa roadside explosion

No fewer than 35 people including five military personnel and a local hunter were reported to have been killed by a bomb explosion Thursday morning around Mararaba-Mubi area of Adamawa State.

Eyewitness told Newsmen in Yola, the state capital that a combined team of the military and local hunters on routine patrol of the area following their successful recapture of the Mubi town when the bomb planted by the insurgents exploded killing 35 people instantly.

He added that the explosive might have been planted there overnight and it went off while people gather there in the morning.

“My house is some meters from the scene of the incident. I stood outside my compound watching the suburb and all of a sudden, I heard a loud bang which shook the entire surroundings”, he claimed.

“The few people that were returning to the area started fleeing and the area was immediately cordoned off by the military”, he maintained.

The explosion prompted the military authorities to declare the area “a no go place” and advised returning villagers and passersby to be extra cautious along the routes.

The leader of the Hunters, Young Moris pledged that they will do all it could to ensure that Michika and Madagali is equally cleanse of the insurgents soonest.