An explosion has rocked the Kasuwan Kuturu market in Mubi area of Adamawa State, on Wednesday, June 25.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. John Abakasanga, confirmed the incident, saying that an Improvised Explosives Device (IED) was thrown at a police patrol team went off at Kasuwan Kuturu market along Ahmadu Bello Way.
According to the information provided by Abakasanga, no casualty was recorded and no arrest had been made yet. However, the affected area had been cordoned off for proper investigation and possible arrest. Apart from the affected area there were peace and quite in other parts of the town with people engaged in their usual activities.
A resident of Mubi, who identified himself as Baba, said, “And you know today is market day with beehives of activities that normally cause crowd from the market to spiral up to the main road resulting in grid lock along Ahmadu Bello way,” Baba said.
The Mubi explosion follows similar bombings in Kano, Borno, Yobe, Benue and other states all happening in the last month, killing scores of people.
On 14 May 2013, President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency in Adamawa State, along with neighboring Borno State and Yobe State, due to the activities of Boko Haram militants.
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