A blast, suspected to be from an Improvised Explosive Device, on Sunday claimed two lives in Dahlehi Community in the Maiha Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
The Chairman of the Local Government, Alhaji Mohammed Jibrilla, confirmed the development in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Yola.
Jibrilla said the incident occurred when some youths lit fire to warm themselves because of harmatan cold but mistakenly added a leather object they picked by the roadside containing a strange object.
He said the leather object, suspected to be an abandoned IED, exploded, killing two of the youths.
He said: “The development was followed by an explosion, which killed one person on the spot, while the second died shortly before admission at the Yola Specialist Hospital.
“Two other injured youths are now on admission in the hospital.”
Jibrilla advised the public to be vigilant and to report any strange object to the authorities.
NAN reports that Maiha Local Government Area was one of the local governments recovered recently from insurgents by the military.
When contacted, the Adamawa State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP. Othman Abubakar, confirmed the incident but did not give details.