A mosque, a school, and a home were allegedly destroyed by the explosion that shook Azare town in Bauchi State’s Katagum Local Government Area.
The state Commissioner of Police, Aminu Alhassan, who confirmed the explosion on Monday, January 30, at the Palace of Emir of Katagum Alhaji Umar Faruk II and the Palace of Galadiman Katagum Alhaji Usman Mahmood Abdullahi.
Alhassan, who confirmed there were no casualties, claimed several individuals cleared the area of grasses and trash following the explosion and set it on fire.
said the commissioner:
“We suspected may be the explosives device like dynamite was buried in the area for more than three decades, because the road construction company once lived in that place, and sometimes back when Boko Haram attacked Azare Police Station, they followed through the same route where the device exploded, we are still investigating.”
Alhassan said the anti-bomb disposal unit had cordoned off the place to carry out further investigation, adding that two explosives were discovered in the area.
Daily Trust reported that Governor Bala Mohammed who pledged to compensate the affected victims, expressed gratitude to Allah that no life was lost as a result of the incident.
He asked the affected victims to take the incident as an act of God, and reiterated government commitment to ensure safety and well being of the citizens.