A bomb reportedly went off this evening around the Asikolaye/Bakin Ruwa area along the Kaduna western bypass. Details of casualties have not yet been released...more details soon.
The bomb went off at about 7:30pm in Asikolaye area of Kaduna south local government area of the state and close to the resident of the famous Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi with two persons sustaining minor injuries while two vehicles had their windscreen shattered.Confirming the incident, Kaduna State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) SP Aminu Lawan said, “It is true that there is a minor bomb blast in Asikolaye area off Nnamdi Azikiwe by-pass at about 7:30pm, as I speak to you now, I am at the scene of the blast.
“The blast occurred near a gutter and only two persons who were passing sustained minor injuries, they have been treated and discharged, no live was lost and no property was damaged.”
According to Lawan, “our men upon the distress call went there immediately and the area was brought under control with people going about their normal activities.”
Lawan also said that men of the Anti-bomb squad were on ground to ascertain the calibre of the bomb and what caused it, adding that investigation has already commenced to unravel what was the cause.
He, however called on the citizens to be more security concious and promptly report any suspected person, group or unknown object to the police for necessary and prompt action.
One of the residents of the area also said, “It’s not up to an hour that I walked pass the place and I was close to my house when I heard a loud sound. As usual I thought it was the NEPA transformer in our area that sparked only to hear that it was a bomb blast”.