Is this the start of something bigger than anyone has every imagined?
ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack on Paris, France this past Friday and now this.
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Many have been reported dead after an explosion at a Motor Park in Yola, Adamawa State. According to an eyewitness, Mohammed Dansabe, who spoke to Premium Times, the explosion was so massive that it was felt all over the city – claiming that dead bodies are uncountable.
“I am currently at the scene and we are helping to evacuate injured to the Hospital, there are many dead bodies all over the place,” Dansabe said.
He added that the blast scene is close to the main vegetable market in the town and the explosion occurred as traders were closing for the day and rushing home. The explosion is believed to have been caused by an improvised Explosive Device (IED)
According to Reuters
A blast struck a market in the northeastern Nigerian city of Yola on Tuesday evening, killing 32 people and wounding 80 others, both the Red Cross and National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said.
The explosion occurred at a fruit and vegetable market beside a main road in the Jimeta area of Adamawa’s state capital around 8pm (1900 GMT).
There was no immediate claim of responsibility but the blast bore the hallmarks of militant Islamist group Boko Haram which has killed thousands over the last six years in its bid to create a state adhering to strict Sharia law in the northeast.
“Thirty-two people were killed and 80 have been injured,” said a Red Cross official who asked not to be named. NEMA regional spokesman Alhaji Sa’ad Bello later gave the same casualty figures.
Suspected Boko Haram militants have carried out attacks in neighboring Chad, Niger and Cameroon in recent weeks but have not struck northeastern Nigeria since late October when bombings in Yola and Maiduguri left at least 37 people dead.
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Blast at market in northeastern Nigeria's Yola kills 32 https://t.co/N8VQk8J7ZI
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Explosion in Yola, Nigeria, said to have killed 32 occurred in a large crowd in a market, police official says – A… https://t.co/pT8WTfCSp7
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Yes people died in Yola & we r sad abt that. Perhaps, if some folks in d last administration did not loot so much, d deaths may hav reduced.
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#BREAKING More than 30 dead in Yola, NE Nigeria bombing, emergency services say
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Another attack in Nigeria in the City of Yola, plenty dead Don't see #PrayForYola trending though
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Our prayers are with the victims of the Yola bomb https://t.co/VuqwKuBdCY in Peace ❤
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Breaking News!! Deadly Explosion Hits Yola This Night; Many Feared Killed: An explosion suspected to be from a… https://t.co/7HsEm5QJWn
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Nobody knows who is responsible for the blast just yet but we all can pray right now for the victims and their families.