Breaking: Bomb blast hits Taraba, 20 killed, many others injured

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A young boy pushes a wheelbarrow past he wreckage of a burnt vehicle and burning shops following a bomb blast at Terminus market in the central city of Jos on May 20, 2014. Twin car bombings on Tuesday killed at least 46 in central Nigeria in the latest in a series of deadly blasts that will stoke fears about security despite international help in the fight against Boko Haram Islamists. AFP PHOTO / STR

No fewer than twenty persons were killed in bomb blast in a local Burkutu drinking joint in Iwari community, in Ardo-Kola local government area of Taraba state.

An eyewitness who spoke to Blueprint through a telephone conversation said scores were also injured.

“Over twenty persons were killed this evening in a local Burkutu Joint when a teenager detonated an explosive in Burkutu joint in  Iware in Ardokola Local Government Area of the state.

The explosion in the process wounded many who are currently in a  health facilities in Iware receiving treatment.” he said.

He maintained that the dead bodies of those killed were deposited at the mortuary at federal medical centre, Jalingo.

He stressed that a teenager who was suspected to have detonated the explosive device was killed by the angry youths in Iwari community.

But when contacted, the spokesman of the Taraba state police command who confirmed the incident said only 3 persons were killed while 19 others injured.

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