Death toll rises to 25, 32 injured in blast

This was disclosed via a statement released by Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s spokesperson, Samuel Aruwan.

 

The death toll from the July 7, 2015, bombing in Zaria, Kaduna State has risen to 25, the state government has said.

This was disclosed via a statement released by Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s spokesperson, Samuel Aruwan.

Aruwan also said that 32 other people had been injured in the attack and were receiving treatment at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital.

The statement reads:

“The city of Zaria today suffered a terrible act of infamy. Terrorists detonated explosives that killed and injured several persons at the secretariat of the Sabon-Gari local government council.”

“The casualty count as at 12 noon is 25 fatalities, including a two-year old child. Thirty-two injured persons are being treated at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria and other hospitals in the city.”

“The blast went off as the residents welcomed the new chairman of the interim management committee of the local government to his office at the secretariat. Some local government staff from Lere and Ikara were also undergoing biometric verification at the venue.”

“The Kaduna State Government has expressed its sadness at this mindless attack on our citizens. It has condoled with the victims and is coordinating the treatment of the survivors.”

El-Rufai had earlier announced a death toll of 20 while reporting on the incident which is believed to be the work of terrorist sect, Boko Haram.

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