Traders Down tools… As Red Cross Confirm that blast was a bomb


Contrary to the claim by the Nigerian Police, The Nigerian Red Cross has affirmed that the explosion that killed eight people in Kaduna, Wednesday, was caused by   a bomb. According to   an internal Red Cross report in Lagos, obtained by The Associated Press,

' the explosion occurred after two men riding on a motorbike stopped  in front of a shop'. Nigerian police force said that yesterday's explosion, which occurred at No.32 Ogbomosho Street, off Katsina Road, Ori-Akpata, resulted from a gas cylinder in the shop.

However, Aftermarket auto parts dealers in Kaduna, where the bomb explosion occurred have refused to open their shops for business.  

They insist that the explosion was targeted at their members.

Speaking to, one of the leaders, Awolu Kair, said that the government must address the issue of insecurity in the country

'We are not going to open the shops until this recklessness, injustice and abuse of human right is addressed '.

'Many of our members were killed, yet the Kaduna state police commissioner said it was not caused by an explosive.

'About 8 people are still in the hospital and until they are taken care of, we can't open our shops .

Another trader, Chukwuemeka Ego, told that the explosion was   targeted at them, and added that the government should put mechanism in place to check the menace.

Our checks reveal that the explosion killed about ten people and injured 8 others. Those injured are still receiving treatment at various hospitals, including the 44 Army Reference Hospitals, Barau Dikko Specialist Hospital Kaduna and the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika, Zaria.