Sunday, April 17, 2011

Bomb blast in Kaduna kills two, injures others

Following a bomb blast at Kabala West in  Kaduna  metropolis on Saturday, two people  have been reported dead while  several  others  were injured. The incident, which took place at Jimmy Hotel, occurred around 7p.m.

The Kaduna Police Command, according its Deputy Commissioner, Ekeh Nwodibo, said it had  arrested one person  who was alleged to have planted the bomb.

He said the police had cordoned off  the hotel  while bomb experts had been deployed to secure the area.
Nwodibo also said movement  in and around the area had  been curtailed while the  injured persons were rushed to the  hospital.

The Director of  the State Security Service, Mr  Abayomi Zamba, also confirmed the incident in a telephone interview, saying  two persons were killed  while  one was arrested.

Zamba said the security agencies were on top of the situation and appealed to people in the state to be calm.

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