Update On Kaduna Explosions: Over 50 Perish, General Buhari, Sheik Bauchi Escape, Curfew Imposed

The scene from the second explosion in Kaduna Second Explosion in Kaduna

Sahara Reporters has gathered that General Muhammadu Buhari was almost killed in the second bomb explosion that rocked Kaduna town this afternoon in which more than 20 persons were killed.

The first explosion had occurred around 12:44pm local time, as a suicide bomber reportedly tried to kill Sheik Dahiru Usman Bauchi, but failed when Bauchi escaped.  Over 30 of his followers returning from an annual Ramadan event were killed.

Second Explosion in Kaduna

Bauchi and his entourage were returning from Murtala Square, before the attack around Alkali Road in the heart of Kaduna GRA.

The suicide bomber was said to having been biking with some accomplices. In the explosion, some pedestrians were killed while many others were injured.

One hour after the attempted attack on Sheik Bauchi, the second bomb explosion occurred in busy Kawo garage axis which connects travelers from Kaduna to Zaria, Kano, Abuja and the rest of the country.

Second Explosion in Kaduna

Information on General Buhari is still sketchy, but he was said to have been on the busy road and would have been affected but for sheer luck.

Eyewitnesses and humanitarian workers say, the death toll from both explosions has risen over 50. As of the time of this report, thousands were rushing to their homes following a 24-hour curfew imposed on the town.

– Sahara Reporters

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