TICKER: Miracle? Woman earlier declared dead in bomb blast comes back to life

Updated: A woman earlier declared dead in the fresh bomb blast that hit Jalingo, the Taraba State capital on Friday night has been revived.

The spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency, Yushau Shuaibu, confirmed in an SMS to PUNCH on Saturday afternoon that the woman did not die afterall, but collapsed after the blast occurred in Mallam Joda area of the state capital on Friday night near the Nigerian Television Authority station.

The SMS reads, “Apology: It has been confirmed that the female victim of last night’s explosion in Jalingo didn’t die but was unconscious and has been revived today.

“Others injured were 7 (but) some have been discharged. All previous information remains valid. We regret the reported death of the woman.
Yushau Shuaib, NEMA.”

Earlier post:
A woman has been killed and five children injured after a fresh bomb blast in a district of the Taraba State capital, Jalingo.

Witnesses said the blast occurred in Mallam Joda area of the state capital on Friday night near the Nigerian Television Authority station.

It came 24 hours after an earlier blast in a pub in Doruwa area of the city claimed one life and left 14 persons injured.

Spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency, Yushau Shuaibu, confirmed the incident, saying the injured children had been taken to the Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo for treatment.

The spate of bomb attacks in Northern Nigeria believed to be the handiwork of extremists has risen in recent weeks, even as security agents continue with raids on suspected bomb factories.

Punch Newspapers

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