Panic as explosion rocks popular Hotel

Panic as explosion rocks popular Hotel

An unexpected bomb explosion rocked Dorino hotel in Kabala West, Kaduna South Local Government Area of Kaduna metropolis on Sunday night.

According to reports, the explosion reportedly from a substance suspected to be Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), raised tension in the area as its fear gripped the residents.

Eyewitnesses said they heard a deafening explosion from the premises of the Hotel around 9:00pm on Sunday.

It was gathered while the source of the explosion could not be ascertained as of press time, security operatives had visited the scene to investigate its cause.

While reacting to the explosion, the state Police spokesman, ASP Muhammed Jalige, said the substance that caused the explosion is suspected to be IED.

He noted that officers and men from the Command’s Anti-Bomb Squad were at the scene to analyse particles at the scene.

He assured details of findings would be made available after investigation.

Jalige however confirmed there was no casualty from the explosion while the destruction caused by the explosion is also minimal.

According to him: “The explosion is suspected to be IED, there is no casualty recorded in the incident. There was no body in the building when it exploded. It happened Sunday night around 21: 45pm.

“The anti-bomb squad has been deployed to the scene to analyse the particles we got from the place.”

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