Yola IDPs Camp Bombing Death Toll Rises To 7

Channels Television  
Updated September 11, 2015

IDPs Camp BombThe number of dead persons in the bomb explosion at the Malkohi Internally Displaced Persons’ camp in Yola, Adamawa State capital in Nigeria’s north-east region has risen to seven.

Sources at the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), who confirmed the explosion, said that three dead bodies were initially identified  and taken to the mortuary while about nine other injured persons were taken to a hospital for treatment.

Addressing reporters a NEMA official said: “We were attending the humanitarian coordination meeting… but we have to suspend it and proceed to the incident site.

“On reaching the site we saw that a bomb exploded very close to the store where we keep our food and no-food materials.

“After the usual screening and scanning by the security, we found out that three corpses were identified and about nine, who sustained minor injuries, were taking to the hospital”.

The police have since cordoned the area. They said they are screening everyone in the camp and that more security personnel would be added to the camp.

Friday’s blast comes about three months after a bomb blast left about 32 people dead in an explosion that ripped through a busy market in Yola.