A Bomb blast was reported earlier today in Sabon-Gari Local Government Area, Secretariat, Kaduna State. So far, a total of 21 people has been confirmed dead.
The confirmation came from the State Governor, His excellency Mallam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai via his personal Twitter account. He expressed sadness at the recent terrorist bomb attack which killed 21 people while praying that the souls of the innocent departed rest in peace.
He further called on citizens to be vigilant and avoid crowded places like markets, mosques, churches and motor parks in the next few weeks. He encouraged them to report any suspicious persons and movements to law enforcement agents, traditional rulers and religious leaders while assuring them that the state government is working assiduously with federal security agencies to frustrate such terrorists.
He has since visited the scene of the explosion at Sabon-Gari Local Government Area, Secretariat.
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Update: The death toll has risen to 25 while 32 injured are currently receiving treatment at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika Zaria, Kaduna.