There was panic when a loud explosion rocked ATC area of Jalingo, the capital of Taraba State on Sunday night.
The state police command through its Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Usman Abdullahi, has confirmed the explosion.
Though the police couldn’t not give detailed reports of the explosion, the PPRO, however, promised to get back to Journalists as soon as further information was made available to the command by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of the area.
Residents who confirmed the explosion said the incident occurred at a drinking joint.
At the time of filing this report, it could not ascertain whether there were casualties, as everyone around was said to have taken to their heels.
Another source disclosed that it was not bomb explosion but a gas cylinder that exploded.
According to the source “the blasts that just occurred around our area in ATC was not a bomb blast, it was confirmed that it was a cooking gas cylinder belonging to a lady who fries egg and Indomie in the area.”
Meanwhile, it was gathered that some structures around the area of the incident were badly affected by the explosion.