The Commissioner of Police in Taraba state, Maman Sule, has escaped a round of bomb explosions that occurred in Jalingo, the Taraba state capital, killing three persons.
The Deputy PRO for the Nigerian Police Force, Frank Mba, confirmed that the blast occurred at 8:45am, Monday morning at Kebbi roundabout in the heart of the north-eastern state.
The road side bomb went off as the state’s Commissioner of Police; Maman Sule was on his way to his office.
Mr Mba in a phone conversation with Channels Television, stated that three of the suspected bombers died instantly while an outrider on the commissioner’s convoy was injured.
It is not yet certain if the bomb blast was targeted at the Commissioner of Police.
Mr Mba also confirmed that there were no explosions in Adamawa and Gombe states.
“The states are calm” he said, adding that and “we are working with other agencies and want to reassure Nigerians that this will soon be over.”
The latest bomb explosion in Taraba state is coming after a bomb attack on Sunday killed 20 people in Bayero University Kano, Kano state.
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.