Daji Sani in Yola
A bomb went off at Fadama Raka in Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa State Thursday night, killing two persons while four others were injured and are receiving treatment at a hospital in Hong town.
An eyewitness said that an unknown vehicle believed to belong to suspected members of the Boko Haram insurgents stopped by a roadside in the town and the driver handed a polythene bag to two children instructing them to give the bag, which he said contained money, to their father.
The eyewitness said that the children not knowing that they had been deceived as the bag not only contained money but bombs took the bag to their father.
The source claimed that as soon as the driver handed the polythene bag to the children, he drove away, adding that the bomb went off while the children were on their way home, killing two of them and injuring another four.
The spokesman of the Adamawa State Police Command, Othman Abubakar, confirmed the incident Friday, saying two persons were killed and two injured.
The command’s spokesman, Othman Abubakar, disclosed this on Friday saying that two children were deceived by a driver suspected to be a member of the Boko Haram who handed a polythene bag to them to take to their father.
He said unknowingly to them, the bag did not contain only money but it was wrapped up with a bomb as he further explained that the bomb blasted on their way home and killed them at the spot and two persons close by where injured.