Zaria Bomb Blast Leaves 25 Dead, 32 Injured

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By Samuel Malik

Less than 24 hours after a suicide bomber detonated a bomb in a mosque in the ancient city of Kano, another bomb blast has killed 25 people, including a two-year old child, and injured 32 at Sabon Gari in Zaria, Kaduna State.

The blast, which occurred at the local government secretariat, during a screening exercise of civil servants, made it three days in a row that there had been bomb blasts in three different states – Plateau, Kano and Kaduna.

In a statement issued by, spokesperson for Governor Nasir El-Rufai, Samuel Aruwan, the state government, while condemning the attack, condoled with families of victims and announced the deployment of more security forces across the state, while advising residents to avoid large gatherings and report suspicious activities to security agents.



    “The governor further announced the deployment of extra security forces across the state and urged the people of the state to shun large gatherings but, where that is impossible, to exercise and practice maximum vigilance and vigorous checks on persons, vehicles and luggage.

    The state government will announce further steps to strengthen our security and safety in the next few days,” the statement read.

    Boko Haram has recently intensified its attacks, killing more than 300 people in the past one month in Borno, Yobe, Plateau, Kano, and Kaduna, much to the worry of Nigerians, who had taught that government was winning the war on insurgency.

    The sect has resorted to suicide bombings, with teenage females serving as the conveyors, following offensives launched by a multinational force.


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