Suspected suicide bomber dies in Kaduna blast

YakowaGunmen kill council chief, other in Borno, Kano

THERE was pandemonium at Ungwam Muazu, an outskirt of Kaduna metropolis last night as  a bomb explosion rocked the area. The suspected suicide bomber allegedly died in the blast while two persons were seriously injured.

Witnesses said the injured persons were  taken to an undisclosed destination for medical attention. Some residents told journalists that the explosion occurred at 7 p.m.  They claimed that the suicide bomber drove from his house within the area to another part where he attempted to plant the explosive, which exploded on him. He died on the spot, sources said.

The affected area was cordoned-off by security agents while residents abandoned the place.

An eyewitness said: “The explosion occurred in my presence. I heard a deafening sound on my way from the area. In fact, I can say that it was just by God’s grace that I left the area before hearing the sound. I was coming out of Ungwan Muazu when I heard the sound behind me and by the time I turned back, residents of the area were running for their dear lives but I moved to the place. The bomb killed the person who carried it and injured two persons at the scene.”

Confirming the incident, Kaduna State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Aminu Lawan, said that there was an explosion and men of the anti-bomb squad of the command were mobilised to the scene

Aminu  said: “Yes, it happened and we mobilised our Anti Bomb Squad men in the area. I can tell you based on the report I got from the place, one person died.”

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kill two in Borno, Kano

Also, suspected gunmen yesterday killed the Chibok Local Council Chairman, Wanangu Kachuwa at his State Low-Cost Housing Estate (SLHE) residence in

Abaganaram Ward of Maiduguri, Borno State.

Armed men also killed an unidentified man and injured two others at a popular store in the Dakata area of the Kano metropolis.

The slain council chief, according to the police, was trailed to his

house near the destroyed enclave of the Boko Haram sect, before firing

several gunshots into his chest and head, while his neighbours and other passersby scampered for safety.

Speaking on yesterday’s killing, the Borno State Police Public

Relations Officer (PPRO), Samuel Tizhe, who confirmed the incident disclosed that the gunmen came in an unmarked Camry Toyota vehicle, and fled into the neighbouring wards of Kumshe and Lawan Bukar, where the Lamusila police station was attacked recently with the

killing of two policemen and two other civilians.

One of the wounded in the Kano attack was said to be the owner of the shop selling household and edible items. Eyewitness account says the victim died at the spot from bullet shots from the assailants.


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