Seized explosives kill at least four in Northern Nigeria

Confiscated explosives from Boko Haram accidentally detonate killing four, wound several at Police station in northern Nigeria

Photo by: AP
Photo by: AP

Nigerian soldiers patrol outside the site of an accidental explosion in Yola, Nigeria, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016.

Nigerian officials said several explosives confiscated from Boko Haram went off at a police station in the country's northern city of Yola, killing at least four people and injuring several others on Thursday.

The retrieved explosives, kept in a police station accidentally blew up when an officer tried moving them, said Ahmed Sajo, Adamawa state commissioner of information in Yola.

"Many police (officers) are feared dead," he said, while the national emergency agency NEMA revealed that the death toll is four.

Nigerian officials said some of the explosives had been seized from Boko Haram, a militant group which has been waging a seven-year militancy in northern Nigeria, which resulted in death of thousands and displaced more than two million. 

TRTWorld, Reuters