Yola Blast: Death Toll Rises To 34

Channels Television  
Updated November 18, 2015

Yola Blast: Death Toll Rises To 32According to the Adamawa State Red Cross, the death toll in the blast that rocked Yola on Tuesday evening, has risen to 34 while 80 others were wounded.

According to Channels Television’s correspondent in Yola, the blast was set off by a suicide bomber at the Jambutu bypass in the Jimeta area of the city at about 8PM.

Many of the injured are said to have been rushed to the hospital in the Yola, where they are being treated.

The scene of Tuesday evening’s attack is close to the main vegetable market in Yola and the suicide bomber is said to have targeted traders as they were closing for the day.

No group has claimed responsibility for the incident but members of the Boko Haram terrorists have carried out deadly attacks on the town a number of times, the last being October.

The wounded are being attended to by medical personnel assisted by the Red Cross and NEMA.