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Regional News of Monday, 25 April 2022


One reported dead as explosion hits Senate President’s home town

The photo used to illustrate the story via Daily Post The photo used to illustrate the story via Daily Post

Residents of Gashu’a town, the headquarters of Bade Local Government Area of Yobe State were thrown into a state of shock following a loud explosion that could be likened to a bomb blast on the evening of Sunday, April 25.

The incident is reported to have occurred in a beer parlor in Abasha area of the town while the Muslims were observing the late evening prayer.

Gashu’a is about 188 kilometers north of Damaturu, the Yobe State capital and is the ancestral home of the incumbent President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan.

A source who preferred not to be mentioned told the Daily Post, “we were observing the late evening prayer at 8 pm and all of a sudden, we heard a loud explosion and after the prayer, we were told that it was a suspected IED that exploded in the Abasha area”.

While details of the explosions remain sketchy at the time of filing this report, Daily Post reports that one person died and seven others sustained varying degrees of injury. The injured according to the report were evacuated to Specialist Hospital Gashu’a for medical treatment.

As of the time of filing this report, no group has claimed responsibility for the explosion, but many believe that the incident was similar to the ones previously carried out by members of the dreaded Boko Haram group in some parts of the North-East region.

The incident comes barely a week after Boko Haram terrorists infiltrated Geidam town in the night, where they killed about eleven people.

Also recently, two bomb explosions rocked some parts of Jalingo, Taraba State within a week, leading to the death of many persons, while several others sustained injuries.

ISWAP terrorists reportedly claimed responsibility for the bomb explosions in Jalingo metropolis.

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