Nigeria: 4 feared dead in Kaduna’s bomb explosion

By IndepthAfrica
In News
Aug 14th, 2012

People watch as a vehicle parks near the scene of a bomb attack along a road in Nigeria’s northern city of Kaduna August 14, 2012. REUTERS/

A bomb explosion has occurred in Kaduna metropolis, killing at least four people.

The explosion occurred along Ali Akilu road between Abakpa Total/Shagalinku within the metropolis.

The explosive device, a security source said, exploded accidentally in the hands of two men, who were travelling with it on two motorcycles.

EDS NOTE GRAPHIC CONTENT People gathered at the site where two motorcycle riders died after explosives they were carrying went off in Kaduna, Nigeria, Tuesday, Aug.14. 2012. Police in north central Nigeria say two motorcycle riders have died after explosives they were carrying went off. Kaduna state police spokesman Abubakar Balteh said Tuesday that they were riding toward a major roundabout in the city of Kaduna when the explosion occurred. He said there were no other casualties and that it was unclear what the failed attack s target was. No group has claimed responsibility for the incident. (AP Photo/Emma Kayode)

A loud bang rang out after the explosive went off, shaking buildings around the area.

The operational office of the Kaduna State Security Task Force, Operation Yaki, is located along the street directly where the bomb went off.

Officers of the Joint Task Force, JTF, have arrived the area and have cordoned off the scene.

Spokespersons of the police and the JTF could not be reached yet for comments

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