One person has sustained injuries after an unidentified device suspected to be an improvised explosives device (IED) exploded in Dutse, the Jigawa State capital.
This caused panic among residents in the Dutse metropolis.
The explosion, according to an eyewitness and the police in the state, happened late Tuesday at Hakimi Street, Dutse.
The eyewitness, Friday Frayo, who got injured in the explosion, said, “I took something in a black nylon thinking it was something I kept around the place, but I saw a device reading round clock very fast and I immediately threw it away.
“The device exploded in a second after throwing it away and I got injured by the debris of the explosion.”
Frayo said no one died in the explosion but only injured him and destroyed a sign post closed to his shop.
Confirming the report, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Jigawa State, DSP Lawan Shiisu Adam, said the explosion occurred around 7:40pm on Tuesday.