Shot suspected suicide bomber a top Kaduna govt official, police say

Kaduna State Police commissioner, Ballah Magaji Nassarawa, says the suspected suicide bomber shot within the vicinity of the Kaduna State Government House is a director of finance at the state’s ministry of information known as Mr. Isuwa Kiforo.

Mr. Magaji said in a statement, “At about 13:28hours, a combined team of security personnel attached to Government House main gate, Kaduna, intercepted a Toyota Corolla , Saloon car, Marron in colour , with Kaduna State Government official registration number Kaduna, KD -06-A 04.

“The driver drove dangerously in a suspicious manner towards the Government House gate. The security personnel stopped the lone occupant. But instead of stopping, he forced himself through the exit gate and found his way into the Government House.

“The security agencies thereafter opened fire and shot the suspect on the leg and lower abdominal part of his body. The suspect was later identified as Pastor Isuwa Kiforo ‘M’ of No 7 Abba Rimi Road, Narayi , Kaduna, who is the Director , Finance and Administration, Ministry of Information, Kaduna State”.

The commissioner said the suspect did not die from the gunshot and that he was rushed to 44 Army Reference Hospital , Kaduna, for treatment, after he was given first aid by a team of medical personnel attached to the Government House.

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