Police confirm Taraba pub explosion

Taraba State Police Command has confirmed an explosion at a local drinking spot in Jalingo, the state capital.

Spokesman of the Police Command, Abdullahi Usman, who spoke with newsmen, said details from the explosion were still sketchy but investigations by the anti-bomb squad were ongoing.

According to report the explosion, suspected to be from an improvised explosive device, went off around 9 pm at Jika Drinking spot in Dorowa.

Some people were confirmed to have been injured, but there were no casualties.

An eyewitness, Peace Danjuma, who spoke said, “Yesterday as at 9pm, we were at a local joint called Jika, drinking, when something under the chair we were seated on exploded.

“The whole place was filled with smoke while we took to our heels.

“We ran outside for safety but the blast broke my friend’s leg.”