25 June 2012

Nigeria: Nine Injured in Another Late Night Explosion

Bauchi — Yet to be identified assailants detonated an explosive device in an uncompleted building in Bayan Gari at Tudun Wadan dan Iya in Bauchi State injuring nine people around 10pm on Sunday.

There were hotels and brothels in the area where the blast occurred and it is a popular relaxation spot for many.

Bauchi State Police Commissioner Mohammed confirmed the incident to Daily Trust in a telephone interview that "some hoodlum's detonated explosives in an uncompleted building in Bayan Gari. Nine people were injured and we have taken all the injured people to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital"

A security source in Bauchi state said "all the injured people were not affected by the blast they were injured when they heard the blast. They panicked and were injured in the resulting stampede. There was nobody in the building where the blast occured but it is a place we raid often for Indian hemp smokers."

An eye witnesses who spoke to Daily Trust said "the blast occurred near a hotel where we were dancing. We heard a loud sound explosion and the blast shattered the glasses of our cars. We all panicked before soldiers came to our rescue. I counted at least 10 injured people. We were all trapped but God saved us."

On Friday, an explosive device was detonated near a popular night club in Abuja close to midnight.

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