Terrorists suspected to be members of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) launched an attack on a military base in Jalingo, the Taraba State capital.
The ISWAP attackers on Tuesday night threw an explosive device over the fence of the military base situated along the Taraba State House of Assembly -Sabon Gari road.
According to preliminary reports sent in by Naija News correspondent in the state, a passerby threw the explosive device over the fence but it is yet unclear if the passer-by had any form of backup or support from colleagues.
When our correspondent visited the location on Tuesday night after the explosion was heard around 9 pm in the state capital, soldiers didn’t allow anyone to pass through the barricade as they blocked off the entire area from civilian access.
However, on Wednesday morning, a military source in the base who spoke to our correspondent on condition of anonymity said no casualties were recorded and no destruction on the facility as the explosive landed on a plane ground.
Attempts to get an official reaction from the military were not successful as of press time.
It will be recalled that residents of Taraba State were left in fear after a bomb explosion was heard in Jalingo, the capital city of the state on Tuesday.
The development stirred palpable tension in the state capital.
This article was originally published on Nigeria News
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