Two explosions have ripped through the northern Nigeria city of Kaduna, killing dozens of people.
According to reports, the first explosion targeted moderate Islamic cleric Dahiru Bauchi. A source who gave his name Hassan Mohammed told PremiumTimes that the bomb, concealed in a red Volkswagen golf car parked by the road side, was detonated as the Muslim cleric convoy drove past.
While the second bomb targeted senior opposition leader Muhammadu Buhari. Both are said to have escaped unhurt. But there are body parts and damaged cars on the busy Alkali Road in the city centre where the bomb targeting Mr Bauchi exploded.
While the police confirmed that 25 persons died in the first blast, which took place after a Ramadan Lecture, the number of casualties in the second explosion had yet to be ascertained as of the time of filing this report. Meanwhile, the Kaduna State Government has declared a 24-hour curfew in the capital city following the twin bombing in the state capital, according to a statement by the government.
3 aides and security men attached to Gen Muhammadu Buhari have been confirmed injured in the 2nd Bomb blast in Kaduna this afternoon at Kawo on their way to Duara with Gen Muhammadu Buhari.