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Today In Nigerian History: 22nd July

On this day in 2012,  a bomb blast killed a 10-year-old boy and wounded 10 others, in Bauchi city’s Tundunwadan Dan-iya area, an area repeatedly targeted by Boko Haram terrorists.

The explosion went off at around 6.30pm in  Tundunwadan Dan-iya area, a neighbourhood known for its cluster of bars and other entertainment spots.

According to Mohammed Ladan, police commissioner of Bauchi state, at the time, “There was an explosion from an improvised explosive device concealed in a wheelbarrow which killed a 10-year-old boy and wounded 10 other people, The wheelbarrow was abandoned by a man disguised as a grocery vendor at a beer garden in the area. No arrest has been made and it is still not clear who was responsible for the explosion.”

 

Source: Information Nigeria

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