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Many Killed As Multiple Explosions Rock Niger Community, North Central Nigeria

Explosions believed to be caused by terrorists have rocked Galadima-Kogo in the Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State, North Central Nigeria on Tuesday January 24.

Many residents are feared killed in  multiple explosions that rocked Galkogo community, in Shiroro LGA in Niger State.

A security analyst identified as @secmxx confirmed the incident on his Twitter handle claiming that the explosions were caused by dynamites thrown by terrorists.

However, a resident, Tanko Erena, when spoken to by the PUNCH said the explosions were caused by air strikes from officials of the Nigeria Air Force, adding that the explosions occurred when men of the Joint Security Task Force were patrolling the area.

Erena said, “I believe the occupants of the fighter jet thought that the JTF members were bandits because there is really no reason to justify bombing them like that,”.

“I can’t tell you how many bodies were removed from where the incident occurred but I saw two vehicles that carried bodies from the scene.”

“Residents of galadiman kogo area close to the shiroro dam in Niger state are sending multiple SOS over a series of explosion in the area, there are unconfirmed reports of casualties. The identity of the culprits is still sketchy,” he tweeted.

This comes less than a year after four officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) were killed in a bomb blast in the same community.

Niger is one of the northern states heavily hit by insurgency.

Last Friday, terrorists killed Saleh Yakubu, the councillor representing Allawa ward in the same Shiroro Local Government Area.

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