TheStreetReporters.com has has gathered that a bomb explosion has been carried out by suspected Boko Haram insurgents has just gone off in Sabon Gari area of Zaria, Kaduna State with about 20 persons feared dead.
The blast reportedly went off at the local government secretariat where civil servants were undergoing biometric screening.
The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, while expressing sadness at the attack by Boko Haram jihadists, put the death toll at 20.
However, Red Cross officials and security agencies have evacuated 25 dead bodies while the 32 injured persons were taking to the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria and other hospitals in the city for treatment.
“I am sad that a terrorist bomb attack just killed 20 people in Sabon Gari Zaria,” El-Rufa’i said on his Twitter handle.
“We call on our citizens to be vigilant and avoid crowded places like markets, mosques, churches and motor parks in the next few weeks,” he added.