The casualty figure of the bomb blast in Jambutu area of Yola, Adamawa State capital, has risen to 33 dead and 90 injured and hospitalized in Specialist Hospital and the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in state capital.
Confirming the figure was the state coordinator of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Alhaji Saad Bello, who said six victims of bomb blast died last night in the hospital.
He said some of the victims injured had been discharged, reducing the number of people injured but said he was yet to get the exact figure of those presently hospitalized.
The commissioner for Higher Education in the state, Alhaji Ahmed Rufai Abubakar also confirmed that 25 students, including two members of staff of the Adamawa State Polytechnic Yola, Jambutu Campus, were affected by the bomb blast.
He further said out of the 25 casualties, four students died and 21 were injured, including two members of staff of the Polytechnic where the new mosque was built. The commissioner said the new mosque was built by the members of the Polytechnic community and unfortunately on the day of its commissioning suicide bomber struck leading killing several people and many injured.
He said with the collaboration of the security operatives they have beef up security in the affected area. Speaking to one of the Polytechnic’s staff injured on the head, Mallam Bubba Adamu., revealed that he and his colleague were not far from the spot where the incident happened..