Tragic: 25 People Killed in Zaria Bomb Blast
Reports coming in is that at least 25 people were killed when a bomb ripped through a packed government office in Zaria, northern Nigeria, earlier today, in a suspected suicide attack likely to be blamed on Boko Haram.
The explosion occurred at about 9:00 am as primary school teachers and public sector workers were queueing for identity checks, according to witnesses.
“I am sad to confirm that an IED (improvised explosive device) most likely carried by a suicide bomber exploded in the Sabon Gari LG (local government district) and killed 25 people, including a two-year-old,” Kaduna state governor Nasir El-Rufai said.
El-Rufai added in the statement posted on his Facebook account that 32 others were injured and were being treated in hospital.
Zaria, a mainly Muslim city some 75 kilometres (47 miles) north of the state capital Kaduna city, is near the border with Katsina and Kano states.
On Monday night, a young girl believed to be aged just 13 was killed when explosives strapped to her body detonated near a major mosque in Kano city.
May God save us from this Boko Haram.