Nigeria's DHQ puts death toll in Mubi at 18

Nigeria's DHQ puts death toll in Mubi at 18

Monday, June 2, 2014 12:41 am

Nigeria’s military headquarters said the death toll in Sunday’s bomb explosion in Mubi, Adamawa state is  18, contrary to earlier reports by witnesses that close to 40 people died.

The police initially confirmed 14 deaths.

The Director of Defence Information, Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, on Sunday in Abuja  said that the number of injured people had risen to 19 as against 12 earlier confirmed by the police.

It said that all the injured persons had been evacuated to hospitals for treatment.

” A suspect who was said to have been identified with the car used in conveying the bomb device has been arrested by troops in the area .

“He is being interogated while further investigation is ongoing,” the statement said.

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