On Sunday night, a large explosion was heard in the ATC area of Jalingo, the Taraba State capital.
According to reports, the state police command confirmed the loud explosion through its Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Usman Abdullahi.

Eyewitnesses also confirmed the incident, revealing that it occurred at a drinking establishment.

The source could not ascertain whether there were casualties at the time of filing this report because everyone around was said to have taken to their heels after the explosion.

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According to another source, the explosion was caused by a gas cylinder rather than a bomb.
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.”

It was gathered that some structures around the area of the incident were badly affected by the explosion.

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