IED explosion rocks Kaduna community, injures 2

An improvised explosive device (IED) explosion rocked Hayin Danmani community in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna on Saturday, injuring two people.

Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the incident, said the explosives were planted in a motorcycle.

According to Aruwan, “Security agencies reported that a suspected Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was detonated around Yazufa Junction, Hayin Danmani, Igabi LGA, after it was planted in a motorcycle belonging to one Mohammed Hassan, a POS operator in the area.  

“According to the preliminary investigations, Hassan at the close of business, went to pick up his motorcycle where it was parked close to his shop, and upon starting the motorcycle, it exploded. The explosion resulted in serious injuries to Hassan and an unidentified passerby. There was also damage to the roof of nearby structure. 

“Personnel of the Police anti-bomb squad arrived at the scene to remove the debris. They also disabled a second device found planted in the motorcycle. The injured duo are receiving treatment, in a medical facility as investigations proceed,” he said. 

The Security Commissioner said, Governor Nasir el-Rufa’i expressed shock and sadness at the report, and wished the injured persons a speedy recovery. 

“He reiterated calls for increased vigilance by citizens to the threat of explosives being placed by terrorists to cause harm and destruction. Investigations are ongoing into the incident,” Aruwan said.