Bomb explodes in northeast Nigerian town, multiple casualties reported
YOLA, Nigeria – Officials say a bomb exploded near a drinking spot in the northeastern Nigerian town of Mubi, apparently causing multiple casualties.
The explosion Sunday evening came less than 48 hours after a letter purportedly from the Boko Haram terrorist group threatened to attack a university in the town.
A local official, Ahmad Gude, says security personnel were taking victims to the hospital, but he did not have an exact casualty figure.
A resident, David Dauda, says the blast went off as people were leaving a football match nearby and he saw more than 30 bodies in the area.
Mubi is in Adamawa state, one of three northern Nigerian states under a year-old emergency rule imposed by President Goodluck Jonathan to fight Boko Haram, which seeks to impose Islamic rule in Nigeria.
© The Canadian Press, 2014