Many feared dead as bomb explosion rocks Niger community

Many feared dead as bomb explosion rocks Niger community

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Many people were reportedly feared dead in the Galadima Kogo, Shiroro Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State, after an alleged bomb explosion.

A security analyst identified as @secmxx via his Twitter handle, stated that an unspecified number of residents are currently feared dead and injured.

Accounts of individuals residing in the state have also confirmed the reports.

A Facebook user, Massanja Danlami, wrote: “Shiroro Local Government on Fire especially Galkogo community need our prayers. Many lives have lost (sic). Oh Allah protect us”.

Another user, Beli Abubakar Nasiru, wrote: “Innalillahi Wa innailaihirrajiun. Reports coming in, from the Bomb blast that occurred today in Galadima Galkogo in Shiroro LGA is not good at all a lot of casualties. Ya Allah has mercy on us”.

Meanwhile, the State’s Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Emmanuel Umar in a phone conversation with the whistler confirmed an attack had occurred in the community but debunked the report of an explosion.

He said, “There is an attack that happened, and I am in the middle of an emergency now, but get it correctly, it is not an explosion, but we are trying to find out what truly happened…

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