Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Explosions hit near military bases in Nigeria

7 February 2012

AP - Explosions struck Tuesday near army and air force bases on the outskirts of the central Nigerian city at the heart of riots last year that killed hundreds, officials said. The explosions near the city of Kaduna caused some injuries, state police commissioner Bala Nasarawa said. However, he said he did not have any other
 details. Journalists working in the city said soldiers and security forces cordoned off the areas and blocked access to the sites immediately after the blasts.
Authorities said they received reports of a third explosion near a highway overpass in Kaduna, but had no other immediate details.

Emergency officials confirmed blasts occurred at the base of the 1st Mechanized Division near the town of Kawo and at the air force's training base near Mando. The officials declined to be named given the sensitivity of the matter.
Army and air force spokesmen could not be immediately reached for comment.

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