Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.

 

CDS sets up panel to probe Jaji blast

27 November 2012, 16:21

Kaduna - The Chief of Defence Staff, Admiral Ola Ibrahim, has set up a panel to investigate Sunday’s twin suicide bomb attacks at Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji, Kaduna State.

The CDS stated this on Tuesday while responding to questions from journalists shortly after inspecting the St. Andrews Protestant Church at the cantonment in Jaji, Kaduna State, which was the target of the double bomb blast, News Agency of Nigeria reports.

Ibrahim, who expressed shock at the manner the attacks were successfully carried out, said the outcome of the investigation would determine the action to be taken by the Defence Headquarters.

He stressed that a thorough investigation had commenced and that the outcome would soon be known.

He gave the assurance that that would determine the next line of action by the Defence Headquarters in the next few days.

No fewer than 11 persons died in the twin attacks while 30 others were injured when the bombs went off during the afternoon Church service.

Four other victims on admission in hospitals were reported dead on Monday by the Commandant of Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji, AVM Abdullahi Kure.

The commandant told Governor Patrick Yakowa who was at the cantonment to commiserate with the families of the victims, that the death toll from the blast had now risen to 15.

NAN reports that victims of the attack are being treated in heavily fortified military health facilities in Kaduna.

One of the victims, a senior Air Force officer, was said to have been flown abroad for urgent medical attention, following serious burns he sustained in the attack.

NAN

NEXT ON NEWS24 NIGERIAX

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Kareem Taofiq
This is unfear

It was confirmed that, after the most peaceful rally recorded by JOBA campaign team some members of team JOBA and APC were attacked. Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
My Letter to the Cabal: Game Up

It is time for you to give up. It is time for you to abandon ship. Dear unscrupulous cabal, enough has surely been enough. Read more...

Submitted by
Idiake Destiny718
The media and how it moulds the w...

Television, radio, movies, the Internet and print extend their influence upon our culture, our behavior and our brains! What is behind the powerful force of modern media? Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
Jonathan’s 6-week war blunder and...

Jonathan's comments about Boko Haram have led some to believe that the terrorism activities have simply been paused not stopped. Read more...

Submitted by
Samson Eruvwavwe
Delta State entrepreneurship maki...

Members of 3-week Entrepreneurship/Interlocking Making Training (E.I.M.T) by the Forum of Delta State Local Government Transition Committee Chairmen have called for a protest. Read more...

Submitted by
Martin Beck Nworah
Touch no man's candle

Let posterity decide who gave in the very best and who sacrificed the most to see that our world becomes a better place to live in. Read more...