Three people died and 19 injured after an explosion at a market in Nigeria’s Taraba state in the east of the country, according to local police on Wednesday.
Nigeria is plagued by insecurity as armed gangs and an Islamist insurgency carry out attacks against communities and security targets in northern parts of the country.
Usman Abdullahi, the police spokesman for Taraba, said the blast in the rural Iware community occurred on Tuesday at a drinking spot in a section of a busy market, leaving three people dead and more than a dozen with injuries.
“It is suspected to have been caused by improvised explosive device that detonated. Investigations are ongoing,”
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.