Rupture: Bomb blast hits Taraba, 20 killed, many more injured

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A young boy pushes a wheelbarrow past the wreckage of a burnt-out vehicle and burning shops following a bomb explosion at the Terminus market in the central city of Jos May 20, 2014. Two car bombings trapped on Tuesday have killed at least 46 people in central Nigeria in recent years in a series of deadly blasts that will stoke security fears despite international aid in the fight against Boko Haram Islamists. AFP PHOTO / STR

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.

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