Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Boko Haram Bombs 1st Mechanized Army Division, Kawo, Kaduna

The city of Kaduna was hit by three major explosions today. two of the

attacks were apparent suicide bombs carried out by suspected Islamist
militants of the Boko  Haram sect.

A first bomb was detonated under a flyover in Kawo killing 3 people who
were riding in a bus. A second and third a explosion went off at the 1st
Mechanized Division of the Nigerian army and shortly afterwards a third
explosion rocked the Nigerian Air force base near.

Men of the National Emergency Management  Authority (NEMA) and
the Road Safety Corps were prevented from going  near the scene of
the bomb explosions as soldiers cordoned off the scene chasing  away
journalists and civilians.

The Nigerian army has not issued a formal statement about the incident, a
move interpreted by reporters on the ground as a clever attempt to
control information emerging from the attack and possibly cover up the
number of casualties.

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