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A Point Of Sales (POS) operator whose identity could not be ascertained has been killed in an explosion from an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) that was detonated around Yazufa Junction, Hayin Danmani in the Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that the explosive device was detonated on Saturday after it was planted in a motorcycle belonging to one Mohammed Hassan.
An source said the explosion led to the injury of one Hassan at the close of business, who went to pick up his motorcycle where it was parked close to his shop to start his motorcycle.
Confirming the incident, the Kaduna State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said the explosion injured Hassan and a yet-to-be-identified passer-by, adding that there was also damage to the roof of nearby structure.
Aruwan added: “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.
“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.”
The commissioner noted that investigations were ongoing into the incident.