The NEMA Coordinator in Adamawa State, Mallam Sa’ad Bello, said 27 people were confirmed dead and 96 injured from the blast that rocked a Jumaat mosque in Jambutu area of Yola yesterday.
Bello said the dead and injured had been taken to Federal Medical Centre and Specialist Hospital Yola.
” So far we have recorded 27 death and 96 injured from the mosque blast,” Bello said.
Bello called on the public to come and donate blood to save lives.
Also speaking after visiting the hospitals to sympathise with the victims, Gov. Bindow Jibrilla, condemned the incident and urged for more vigilance.
” I also want to appeal to the public to troop out and donate blood to the injured”, Bello said.
The blast at the newly opened mosque occurred few minutes after the mosque was inaugurated by the District Head of Jimeta, Alhaji Muhammed Baba-Paris.
The district head along with other dignitaries including a former Minister, Alhaji Hassan Adamu, narrowly escaped the blast as they left the mosque shortly after the inauguration to observe their prayers at their usual jummat mosque in Jimeta area of Yola.