Bomb explosion rocks Kaduna, many feared dead

Scene of the Kaduna bomb blast

The bomb is believed to have been targeted at a prominent cleric.

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An explosion has occurred in central Kaduna killing at least 10 people, a witness has said.

The blast occurred Wednesday afternoon along Isa Kaita road which leads to the popular Murtala Square.

A witness said the explosion is believed to have targeted the convoy of a prominent Islamic cleric, Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi, who was on his way to the Square.

The witness, Hassan Mohammed, told PREMIUM TIMES that the bomb, concealed in a red Volkswagen golf car parked by the road side, was detonated as the cleric’s convoy drove past.

The sheikh escaped unhurt, the witness said.

“As I speak to you now, I can see many bodies on the ground,” Mr. Mohammed said.

The police could not be immediately reached.

But the witness said security and emergency officials have arrived at the scene evacuating the victims of the blast.

The blast is the second targeting Mr. Bauchi in Kaduna State. In June, an explosion occurred near his house, injuring one person.

The Sheikh is a known critic of the extremist Boko Haram sect. It is however not clear whether the group is responsible for the attack.

Details later…


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  • Olu Ade

    Where are those fools who says, “Muslims dont speak Up?” How do you speak up when you will be an easy target by Boko Haram. Muslims, Christians, everybody is a target by these evil boko haram. We have a clueless and non performing President, and corrupt party in power and a military that knows nothing other than corruption by the top rank and to harass innocent Nigerians. All his sycophants say is, “traditional rulers and Muslim leaders should talk to Boko haram to stop.” Mr. President and Jonathanian sycophants, are you saying they should talk or use their bare hands against well armed terrorist.

    When Yaradua decided to engage the Niger delta militants, he simply did using multi approaches, he did not blame the opposition or use ethnic or religious tactics to divide Nigerians. He did not went around mosques (like you go around churches for political reasons) in disguise soliciting hatred towards the niger delta. He simply engaged the militants.

    This is terrorism, Mr. President wake up. Forget about the crazy thought of they are out to get you, they are after my seat (it is not yours, Nigerian presidency belongs to Nigerians, it is come and go, and others have come and go before you), forget about it is because of 2015 or that they want to make the country ungovernable. These are market noises, do your job. It is not the duty of Northerners, Muslims or Christians to protect Nigerians, it is simply your duty, and you are failing woefully. Dia ris God ooh.

    • Patrick Ebeleike

      Crawl back into your hole you crawled out from. It is probably the same hole Nyako is hiding in. You blame Jonathan for Boko Haram trying to kill one of their own. Why dont you blame him for your stupidity too. May be you are dumb becuase he is your father why dont you go ask your mama. You jealouse ass wipe

      • Johnny

        Hey Pa Trick shut up, Jonathan has failed everyone including his own people. History shall tell his tenure as the former President of Nigeria Ebele Jonatan with the worst record. Obasanjo has said it, now nobody (excluding the sycophants) will wish the Niger Deltans and their likes to rule this country again. God forbid bad thing.

      • Patrick Ebeleike

        You think the Ota farm gorilla is better than The Prsident right? Like I said crawl back into that Adamawa hole with Nyako You Bumkum. Hey back to you johnny

    • Dapo

      Instead of naming blame game, kindly give some suggestions on the methods to tackle Boko Haram. Again, stop the option that BK is not an Islamic group.

    • Nduka Tolefe

      Sharrap, Sheikh Bauchi is a brave man.

  • Garden-City Boy

    Sheikh is a shameless coward. Why is he hiding away in Kaduna when he should be in his Bauchi home ground to battle Boko Haram? See the misfortune he creates for innocent citizens of Kaduna. The FG should bundle this runaway back to where he came in Bauchi. Innocent people should not suffer for the islamic evil he brings.

    • Nduka Tolefe

      Sharrap you cunt, Sheikh Bauchi is a brave man.

      • Garden-City Boy

        Hear…hear….hear!!! Brave man hding away in a Kaduna spider-hole. He should go to Bauchi -boots on the ground- and rough it up with targets of his criticism. Or is he BAUCHI for nothing? The only brave awusa man is mohamed shuwa…you see what I mean? Tell Shekh BAUCHI whenever you meet him that he is a chicken, a bloody, shameless sisi.

    • Reality

      Thats how most of you talk without any bases, for decades this Sheikh use to leave Bauchi to Kaduna for Ramadan preaching, ask any Kaduna person you know. Dont be heartless

      • Garden-City Boy

        He should be preaching some more to his people at this “holiest” month of ramadam. Their spiritual needs should be primary to sheikh. My be every word means different things to awusas. “Holy” may be he awusa for “violent”…….violent month of ramadam; just as islam is not a religion of peace as times have proved.

        • Reality

          is it not because of the preaching that he was targetted twice this month. my friend if you are not contributting interllectually go and sleep.

          • Garden-City Boy

            Then tell us why.

          • Reality

            i said is it not because of………..i didnt say it is not because of……..

  • Reality

    Average Nigerians that make noise online are heartless and thats why Nigerians masses continue to live in hardship, God always judge you by your inner heart not physical appearance/utterences. Most dont show sympathy for the departed soul but only shifting blames on ones religion,ethnic or political affinity………….Shame on you bloody Nigerian masses….Change for God to have mercy on you.