In the ATC neighborhood of Jalingo, the capital of Taraba State, a powerful explosion was once more audible Sunday evening.
The explosion has been confirmed by the state police command through its Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Usman Abdullahi.
The PPRO pledged to contact our correspondent as soon as more information was made available to the command by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of the region, despite the fact that the police were unable to provide comprehensive accounts of the explosion.
Local residents who also confirmed the explosion to our correspondent claimed the incident happened at a bar.
At the time of filing this report, our source could not ascertain whether there were casualties, as everyone around was said to have taken to their heels.
Another source told our reporter that it was not bomb explosion but a gas cylinder that exploded.
According to the source “the blasts that just occurred around our area in ATC was not a bomb blast, it was confirmed that it was a cooking gas cylinder belonging to a lady who fries egg and Indomie in the area.”
NEWS DIRECT gathered that some structures around the area of the incident were badly affected by the explosion.