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Gory! Pictorial Of Officer Killed…As Bomb Explosion Rocks Kaduna

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An explosive device, suspected to have been among many planted by Nigeria's terrorist group, Boko Haram in Northern parts of the country, has killed a bomb disposal officer while attempting to defuse it, has learnt

The device, according to a police source, was wrapped in a carrier bag and hidden behind an electricity pole in the residential area of Ungwar Sarki in the northern city of Kaduna.

The source revealed that although no one has claimed responsibility for planting the devices, 'the Boko Haram sect may have planted them and planning to detonate them at a target time before the police discovered it'.

Another security source told that the police bomb squad was called in to help defuse the explosive after reports of a first explosion and following recent suicide bombing and blasts that hit parts of Kaduna, including a military base.

The brave bomb disposal officer, who was said to have been defusing the explosive device under the watch of a small crowd in a safe distance, became unlucky when the explosive suddenly went off, while the anxious watchers scampered for safety.

'The dead body of the officer was strewn across the middle of the road while a bystander was hurt slightly, when a bomb fragment grazed his eyelid', an eye witness account said. Normal.dotm 0 0 1 64 367 huhuonline 3 1 450 12.0 0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false

Irked by this incidence, youths in the area  have threatened to join forces with the security agencies to fish out perpetrators of the dastard act and bring them to book.

One of them who spoke  on condition of anonymity said, 'we are not happy with the situation and we will assist the police in bringing out those linked with the blast once identified. we are tired of bomb explosion every now and then killing innocent people'he added. 

Meanwhile, the Kaduna state Police Puplic Relations Officer (PPRO), Aminu Lawan who confirmed the incident also disclosed that the police's anti-bomb squad had found other unexploded devices in the same area last Tuesday.