Breaking News: Explosion rocks Kaduna

Scene of the blast...Photo Moh'd Lere

Reports from Kaduna say a bomb has exploded at Sardauna Crescent, near the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in the city centre.

We are unable to ascertain casualty figures and extent of damage at this point. But there are claims that more than 20 people might have died with several others admitted to hospitals around the city.

The National Emergency Management Agency says it has mobilised rescue and security agencies to the scene of the explosion.

Spokesperson for the agency, Yushau Shuaibu, says commercial motorcyclists were major victims.

Our correspondent at the scene is reporting that today’s is the deadliest bombing in Kaduna so far.

He said, “The city of Kaduna has never seen this magnitude of a blast. It happened right in the centre of the city leaving so many people dead. I have counted 16 totally damaged motor bikes and six cars. A branch of First Bank closed to the scene  was shattered and so are many adjoining buildings. About 8 people have been confirmed dead at this point but several charred bodies, burnt beyond recognition, are littering the scene.”

Breaking News: Explosion rocks Kaduna

Photo: Yunus Jnr

The police in Kaduna could not be reached for comments.

An eyewitness, Isa Musa, however informed us that the explosion occurred inside a vehicle being used to convey explosive devices to an unknown destination.

Mr. Musa also said the occupants of the car tried to abandon it when they realised the device would explode.  The car however exploded as soon as as the men alighted from it.

“The bomb exploded when they abruptly stopped and came down from the car, and many people have been killed because the place was very congested with Okada men and people taking pap beside the main road,”Mr. Musa said.

He also said the explosion was so powerful that it affected the nearby Fina White Hotel, opposite the scene of the explosion. 

Breaking News: Explosion rocks Kaduna

Photo by Yunus Jnr

Breaking News: Explosion rocks Kaduna

Photo by Lawal Mohammed


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  • Ahbello22

    may God deal with whoever has hand in this issue

  • Slygarba

    May dere perfect soul rest in peace!!! May GOD punish who so ever responsible for this…

  • Aruocha

    May the risen Lord have mercy on the dead and bring the perpertuators to book

  • dtmdtm

    why is it bomb blast don’t occur but only in a religious day, Muslim events or christian events..the people doing this think we are so dumb like them to turn against each other?only if they know they are the dumb people here..and they surely will rot in hell..what will be will be, bomb blast or not the dear people lost,will die today because its their time and their calling..but MAY GOD BLESS THEIR SOULS..and people responsible may GOD DEAL WITH THEM THE BEST WAY ..

  • Princessfauzia

    Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji’un. May the souls of the departed rest in eternal bliss.

  • babasoji

    Even in the midst of this JESUS IS LORD

  • Abduls

    When will the real brains behind Bombing get tired of hiden and be bold to come out and let us know what is their problems? I don’t believe that the near-illiterate youth that started Boko Haram are still strong and sustaining up till now.

  • Suleimanb14

    INNA LILLAHI WA INNA I LAIHIR RAJIUN ALLAH MAKE MERCY ON THAN AND MAKE ALJANA A PERMANENT PLACE FOR THAM

  • Mallamk29

    Poor hapless bike riders trying to eke a living were cut down by these children od damnation. Allah ya isa.