2 Bombs Rock Kaduna On Valentine’s Day, Cop Killed


Two bomb blasts rocked Kaduna State, Northwest Nigeria this morning, killing a policeman.

The first blast happened at Angwar Seriki area of Kaduna near Kano, a very busy area where fully armed soldiers were mounting survellance.

While the first blast went without any loss of life, the second was devastating as a mobile policeman who moved to the Sheikh Mahommud Gumi Mosque, Kano, Kaduna with a bomb detector was blown up by the bomb.

The level of the blast forced residents of the area to run for their dear lives. The pandemonium continued up till the time of filing this report.

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Security operatives including soldiers, mobile and regular policemen have been drafted to the area to comb for more explosives which might have been planted in the vicinity. The security personnel have also cordoned off the Kano area.

An helicopter was hovering around the scene of the blasts, also as part of security measures to curb further explosions in the vicinity.

It is widely believed that the Islamist fundamentalists, the Boko Haram might have planted more bombs in the Kano area of Kaduna. Many residents are afraid tha there could be more explosions. Soldiers and other security personnel have advised people including journalists to leave the scene of the blasts in their own interest.

—Femi Adi/ Kaduna

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