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BREAKING : Explosion Rocks Kaduna, Many Feared Dead



A blast has reportedly rocked central Kaduna on Wednesday, July 23, with scores feared killed.
Premium Times refers to the words provided by a tragedy witness. The explosion was said to have occurred in the afternoon along Isa Kaita road leading to the popular Murtala Square.
The attack is believed to have targeted at the convoy of a prominent Islamic cleric, Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi, who was heading to the Square.
The witness identified as Hassan Mohammed said the bomb was hidden in a red Volkswagen golf car parked by the road side adding it detonated as Sheikh’s convoy drove past. While Sheikh was not hurt in the attack, many other people were reportedly killed:
“As I speak to you now, I can see many bodies on the ground.”
The official information is yet to be provided, but the security and emergency services are said to have arrived at the site.
Premium Times recalls that Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi, a known critic of the Boko Haram sect, was previously targeted, however it is unclear wether Boko Haram are responsible for the explosion.
According to BBC, the police said 25 people were killed. While a local trader Yusuf Suleiman said he had counted 15 bodies in a police van after the blast.
Leadership confirms the development saying that about 3 hours after the first bomb went off, another bomb explosion has rocked the popularly Kawo Motor Park in the Crocodile City

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