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
caused some injuries, state police commissioner Bala Nasarawa said. However, he said he did not have any other Kaduna
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
, but had no other immediate details. Kaduna
Emergency officials confirmed blasts occurred at the base of the 1st Mechanized Division near the town of
and at the air force's training base near Mando. The officials declined to be named given the sensitivity of the matter. Kawo
Army and air force spokesmen could not be immediately reached for comment.