MUBI, (AFP) – An explosion shook an area around an outdoor bar in the city of Jalingo , police said Friday, with local media reporting that up to three people killed.
“There was an explosion at a beer garden in the Dorawa area of the city,” said police spokesman Amos Olaoye, without providing further details.
The explosion occurred at Dorowa Ward off Barde Way in Jalingo at about 7.40 p.m.
At the Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo, a Medical Officer, Dr Umaru Yakubu, disclosed that one person was confirmed dead while three others whose conditions he described as critical, were rushed to the theatre of the hospital.
He also said that eight others whose injuries were mild were receiving treatment at the accident and emergency ward of the hospital.
Jalingo is the capital of Taraba state, which has been occasionally hit by violence blamed on Boko Haram.
Dorowa is a popular drinking joint in Jalingo where both the local brew, “Burkutu” and “Ogogoro” as well as other assorted alcoholic drinks are sold.
Bars have sometimes been targeted by the Islamist extremists, though crime and local disputes have also led to such incidents.
Taraba’s state parliament on Thursday impeached the deputy governor over allegations of corruption, local media reported.