Yola, the capital of Adamawa State, on Thursday, June 4, suffered its first attack from insurgents of the Boko Haram sect.
A resident of the town, Salihu Aliyu, revealed to AFP that the blast, which happened in front of the Jimeta main market at about 7:45pm, killed 10 people and injured about 30 people.
“We just finished observing the Maghrib prayer when we heard a loud blast near the market. He added that the casualty figure was likely to be high because the explosion occurred when many traders had closed their shops, and were rushing home.
“You know many traders also come out of the market and display their wares outside the main market to also observe the night market. There was even traffic gridlock in the area with many Keke Napep operators (tricycle operators) jostling for passengers when the bomb exploded”, he said.
See below graphic photos of victims and survivors of the bomb explosion: