The explosion caused pandemonium among the residents of the area who rushed into their houses after hearing the loud noise.
The bomb was reportedly planted near the local drinking parlour.
The JTF spokesman, Captain. Ikedichi Iweha, confirmed the incident, but however, said nobody was injured.
He said it was a small can of Improvised Explosive Devise (IED), which was planted near a local drinking parlour in Badawa that exploded around 7:20 pm.
“It was a small IED that was planted at the local drinking parlour and it did not kill or injure anybody,’’ he said.