One more explosion, the third for the day, has hit Unguwar Muazu in Kaduna City, officials of the Nigerian Emergency Management Agency have said.
Yushau Shuaib, head of the agency’s public relations unit said the latest blast occurred shortly before 5:00pm and NEMA rescue was on ground at the scene to conduct rescue and ascertain the level of damage by the blast.
Three people are reportedly injured in the latest blast.
Two blasts, targeted at the media, particularly Thisday, had occurred earlier in the day killing at least five – the casualty figure is still conflicting at the moment.
While the police in Kaduna can confirm one death from the earlier blast, the Department of state security put casualty rate at two deaths and eyewitnesses say 10 deaths.
Meanwhile information obtained from NEMA Officials on rescue operation in Kaduna indicates that about 20 injured victims of the earlier explosion have been admitted in four hospital in the state.
Some bodies have been collected for burial by their families and the attacker have been arrested.
Update on Abuja
NEMA confirmed that seven victims were admitted at National Hospital, among them, one discharged himself; a 12yrs old boy was seriously burnt up to 70% degree.
“Five injured victims were also admitted at Wuse General Hospital, Abuja,” Mr Shuaib said. “One victims was also admitted at Garki Hospital. In conclusion, a number of people were confirmed dead including the attacker and 14 people were injured and are currently receiving treatment at the hospitals mentioned above.”
The death toll at the Abuja blast scene is also conflicting. While Thisday officials say they lost two support staff, the SSS said put the number at three – the two Thisday support staff and one suicide bomber.
NEMA officials who conducted rescue at the scene, however, said they collected four bodies.