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Published On: Wed, Jul 2nd, 2014

How I survived Kaduna bomb blast – victim

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2nd Nyanya Bomb BlastFrom Femi Oyilola, Kadnna

A radio repairer at Bakin Ruwa, a suburb of Kaduna metropolis, Lukman Bello yesterday narrated how he escaped death when suspected bomb exploded on Tuesday night at Askolaye on his way home.

Lukman was among the two victims that got injured when the blast occurred as he narrated his ordeal on how he escaped death by whisker.

The blast that rocked the peaceful neighborhood of Askolaye caused chaos as residents ran for safety.

It was gathered that the incident occurred around 7: 30 pm as people were rushing to go home to break their Ramadan fast.

Peoples Daily gathered from Lukman on his hospital bed where he was receiving medical attention how he got himself injured by particles severally on the body.

“I was on my way home around 7:30 pm after I closed from shop on that fateful day when I heard a laud sound that razed heavy dust behind me. When I turned back the sky was covered with dust.

“After the laud sound I tought it was a car tire that got boost and I didn’t even know I was hit by particles from the blast. It was later that I saw blood on my body. So I Immediately removed my shirt, there I discovered I was injured.

“I was rushed to a nearby chemist by people nearby who went to rescue me. Later I was taken to Model primary health care Centre Unguwar Sanusi for more medical attention,” he said.

Asked if he was the only person seriously injured in the blast, he said ” I was the only person closed to where the blast occurred except for another lady that was also passing by. I learn her injury was minor compired to mine so she was treated and discharged few hours later,” he said.

Asked how he was feeling, he added: “Presently, I am feeling alright; but as you can see, I am still on drip. But I thank God for being alive,” he lamented.

Similarly, the state governor Muktar Ramalan Yero visited the scene on Wednesday morning to ascertain the damage personally.

The government arrived the scene of the blast in company of heavy armed security personnel around 10: am where he sympathized with the residents of the area over the unfortunate incident as he condemned in stronger term what he described evil act.


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