Boko Haram: Death Toll Of Ramadan Attack In Kaduna Hits 90
July 24, 2014 – Boko Haram: Death Toll Of Ramadan Attack / Bomb Blasts In Kaduna Hits 90
According to eyewitnesses account of the twin bomb explosions that hit Kaduna on Wednesday, over 90 people died in the separate attacks .
The first bomb blast, according to eyewitnesses, occurred at about 12.45 pm, soon after the closing of Ramadan Tafsir (end of Ramadan preaching) by Sheik Dahiru Bauchi, which was held at the popular Murtala Mohammed Square, where a suicide bomber was said to have laid ambush on Alkali Road.
The second blast occurred at Kawo, about two hours after the first blast. In the attack, a bomb rocked the Kawo fly-over bridge.
Eyewitnesses stated that over 90 people died in each of the blasts, while scores were injured. Most of the dead and injured ones, according to eyewitnesses, were followers of Sheik Bauchi, who had accompanied him to and from the preaching ground.
One eyewitness said: “At about 12.30 pm, we just heard loud noise; it happened where many cars were parked, and we saw dead bodies being flung in different directions. Many spots along Alkali Road, where the bomb blast occurred, were soaked in blood. This was the time people were returning from Tafsir lecture in Murtala Square.”
Read what the governor of Kaduna said about the attack:
“Enemies of peace have visited us with their ungodly venom of wanton destruction of human lives. This blast, coming in the holy month of Ramadan, is a clear indication that those behind the act have no iota of the fear of God, as they have none for the sanctity of human life.”
May their souls rest in perfect peace.