As many as twenty people were killed in a bomb blast at a local Burkutu pub in Iwari community, Ardo-Kola local government area in Taraba state.
An eyewitness who spoke to Blueprint by phone said dozens of people were also injured.
“Over twenty people were killed at a local Burkutu joint tonight when a teenager detonated an explosive at a Burkutu joint in Iware in the Ardokola Local Government Area of the state.
The explosion during the process injured many people who are currently at a health facility in Iware receiving treatment. ” he said.
He claimed that the bodies of those killed had been deposited at the morgue of the Federal Medical Center in Jalingo.
He pointed out that a teenager suspected of detonating the explosive device was killed by the angry youths of the Iwari community.
But when contacted, the Taraba State Police Command spokesman who confirmed the incident said only 3 people were killed while 19 others were injured.