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One person feared dead in Zaria explosion

04 October 2012, 09:02

Zaria - One person was feared dead as another explosive device, suspected to be a bomb, exploded on Wednesday night at Sabon Gari in Zaria, Kaduna state.

An eye witness, who pleaded anonymity, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the incident took place at about 9 pm at the Rendezvous Hotel on Uche Road in Sabon Gari.

He said the incident left several other persons injured.

The security situation in Zaria had deteriorated in the last few days, following the presence of suspected members of Boko Haram in the town.

Confirming the incident, Capt. Ibrahim Abdullahi, the Army Public Relations Officer, Depot Nigerian Army, said security agencies had already rallied round to take control of the situation.

He however said the extent of damages done by the explosion was yet to be ascertained as at the time of filling this report.



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