3 feared killed in Kaduna bomb blast, targeting media houses

Three persons, including a motorcyclist, have died in Kaduna, following a bomb attack along Kontagora Road by Ahmadu Bello Way in the city.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the incident occurred around 11.20 a.m. from a car in front of the building where ThisDay, The SUN, and The Moment Newspapers have their offices.
The police confirmed the incident but declined further comments on casualties.
The spokesperson of the Kaduna State Police Command, Aminu Lawal, told reporters at the scene of the incident that the police is still compiling the number of casualties as investigation have commenced.
NAN correspondents, reports however, that the body of the motorcyclist was seen at the spot, while an eye-witness, who resides in the area said that he lost two of his younger brothers.
Similarly, those injured by the explosion have been evacuated to Rakiya Memorial Hospital for treatment.
The suspected bomber, who tried to escape after successfully driving into the compound housing the newspapers has reportedly been apprehended and handed over to the police by some residents of the area.
The Kaduna Bureau Chief of the SUN, Ismail Omipidan, told newsmen that but for the quick intervention of residents, the building would have been blown off.
He said that following the intervention, the suspected bomber removed the explosive from the car, a 1997 Honda model, and threw it out on the road where it exploded.
NAN reports that in spite of warnings by security agencies against rushing to scene of such incidents, hundreds of people thronged the area to have a glimpse of the incident.
The area has been condoned-off by security agents and shops within the premises have been locked.


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