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Curfew in Mubi as 25 die in blast

Government spokesman Phineas Elisha said 20 civilians died in the blast. He said the state government had imposed a 24 hour curfew after consultations with…

Government spokesman Phineas Elisha said 20 civilians died in the blast. He said the state government had imposed a 24 hour curfew after consultations with the military to allow house to house search.
Elisha added that the blast came shortly after soldiers repelled an attack by the insurgents who came to the area in 30 vehicles.
“Soldiers repelled a massive attack and pursued the militants to Uba Askira”, he said. A source however told Daily Trust that 35 persons died in the blast including some members of vigilante and five soldiers.
Residents said bombs exploded in two houses earlier occupied by the militants without any casualty.  He said the houses belong to the District Head of Paka, Alhaji Bubakar and a business man respectively.