Insurgents believed to be members of the Islamic militant group, Boko Haram earlier today killed 25 persons, injuring 32 others at a government Secretariat in Sabon Gari area of Zaria in Kaduna State.
According to TheStreetReporters.com, an online news medium, the incident occurred while civil servants were undergoing biometric verification at the local council.
The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, while expressing sadness at the attack by Boko Haram jihadists, put the death toll at 20.
However, Red Cross officials and security agencies have evacuated 25 dead bodies while the 32 injured persons were taking to the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria and other hospitals in the city for treatment.
“I am sad that a terrorist bomb attack just killed 20 people in Sabon Gari Zaria,” El-Rufa’i said on his Twitter handle.
“We call on our citizens to be vigilant and avoid crowded places like markets, mosques, churches and motor parks in the next few weeks,” he added.