BREAKING: Explosion Rocks Viewing Centre In Yobe during Brazil vs Mexico match
An explosion has rocked a popular viewing centre in
Damaturu, Yobe State, with scores of football fans feared
The explosion occurred shortly after the kick-off of the
Brazil vs. Mexico match in the ongoing World Cup.
Witnesses said that the bomber brought the explosive
devices in a tricycle shortly after the commencement of
the Brazil – Mexico encounter which kicked off around 8PM
local time as the bomb went off almost immediately.
Medical personnel on duty at the Sani Abacha Specialists
Hospital in Damaturu the Yobe State capital, confirmed to
Channels Television that several casualties were being
brought to the hospital for medical attention.
“I can confirm to you now that lots of people are seriously
injured as a result of the blast and are being brought to
this hospital for medical attention”, he said.
The medical personnel also revealed that at the moment
he counted seven dead bodies, stressing that the figure
may rise as those affected were still being brought to the
He also said that 15 others were in critical conditions at
the Accident and Emergency Unit of the hospital.
Security agencies are yet to comment on the incident.
The Plateau State Police Command had placed a ban on
football viewing centres across the local government areas
in the state for security reasons, as earlier in June, a bomb
blast targeting football fans at a viewing centre in Mubi in
Adamawa State, northeast Nigeria had killed several
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