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Scores feared dead as terrorists bomb military base in Taraba

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Scores feared dead as terrorists bomb military base in Taraba

An unspecified number of persons are feared dead as a powerful explosion rocked a military base in Jalingo, Taraba State on Tuesday night.

The bomb, according to the State Police Command which confirmed the incident, was thrown into the base by a passerby suspected to be a terrorist at about 9pm.

According to the state police spokesman, ASP Usman Abdullahi, a passerby threw the bomb into the base from an adjourning street.

Read also: Taraba govt orders compulsory ‘stop and search’ in state following multiple explosions

“Preliminary reports have it that the explosive device was thrown into the military base along the House of Assembly-Sabon Gari road by a passerby suspected to be a terrorist through the fence

“The number of casualties could not be immediately ascertained but the Commissioner of Police, CP Abimbola Shokoya, has despatched a crack squad of anti-bomb expert to the military and we would come out with a comprehensive statement later,” the police image maker said in a statement on Wednesday morning.

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