Police confirm 14 dead in Yobe viewing centre explosion

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DAMATURU – The Police in Yobe State on Wednesday said 14 died in the explosion that occurred in a football viewing centre on Tuesday night in Damaturu.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Nansak Chegwam, also said 26 people, who sustained injury had been taken to hospitals for treatment.

He said the explosive device kept in a car parked near the viewing centre which later exploded.

According to him, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Markus Danladi, has advised the public to be conscious of abandoned objects and cars.

He also said the police had ordered the closure of all public viewing centres in the state for security reasons.

Meanwhile, Tsamiyan Lilo area, venue of last night’ explosion, has been sealed while the police said investigations were ongoing. (NAN)