Suicide bomber killed by own bomb in Kaduna

Reports from Kaduna say a suicide bomber, believed to be a member of the extremist Boko Haram sect, has been blown to pieces by an explosive device he was ferrying to an undisclosed location for detonation.

An eyewitness, who gave his name as Salisu Chief, informed Premium Times that the incident occurred along the Eastern bye pass area of the city.

“The suicide bomber appeared like a mad man dressed in tattered dress and was seen carrying a carton, all of a sudden the carton exploded and tore him into pieces,” Mr. Chief said.

He also said the suicide bomber was the only casualty of the explosion, and security agencies are seen all over the place.

Our correspondent, who visited the scene shortly after the incident, corroborated Mr. Chief’s account.

He said the victim was blown to pieces, and that the police had cordoned off the area.

The explosive, he said, went off after the courier had walked past pockets of security checkpoints.

Several attempts to contact the spokesperson of the state police command, Aminu Lawan, for comments, were unsuccessful.











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  • kkk

    He may be a madman truely who pick the IED unknownly, cos is a common for a mad man to pick whatever comes his way.

  • Bill Hansen

    What evidence is there at all that this incident had anything to do with Boko Haram. The government automatically blames Boko Haram and the press automatically repeats what the government says with no investigation whatsoever. Soon Boko Haram will be being blamed for HIV/AIDS, global warming, nuclear proliferation, malaria and hunger in general. This is definitely NOT serious journalism, guys.

  • Daskindaridi

    Junk journalism. Give more details if it was true. Show photos, actual location and interview a few eye witnesses!