Part of Kaduna metropolis was on Tuesday thrown into confusion as two suspected suicide bombers blew up themselves while taking an object suspected to be a bomb to an unknown destination.
The two suspects, according to an eyewitness, were on a motorcycle heading towards the northern part of the state at about 3pm when the object exploded killing them on the spot.
Another motorcyclist, said to be following the two suspects, had his stomach ripped. He was rushed to the 44 Army Reference Hospital in the metropolis, where he later died.
There was a mild drama, when security operatives were prevented from Ali Akilu Road by Kaduna Polytechnic Consult, scene of the incident.
Even residents could not move close to the scene for fear of being stung by bees
Security operatives in the area had to shoot several canisters of teargas into the air to drive away the bees before they could reach the victims.
An eyewitness, James Adamu, told our correspondent that he was passing through the area when he heard a loud explosion and took to his heels.
He, however, said he returned to the scene where he saw the three victims lying on the ground.
Adamu said, “But I saw the three of them (victims) with their wrecked motorcycles all lying on the ground. Two of them died instantly while one of them was still moving. But the bees spread around and started stinging people.”
Rita, another eyewitness and resident of the area, said she and one of her siblings were at home when they heard the explosion and ran out to know what was happening. She said they saw the three victims and their bikes at the scene of the incident.
Confirming the incident, the state Acting Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Abubakar Balteh, said, “Two people were carrying an object suspected to be an Improvised Explosives Device on a motorbike from Singer Roundabout toward Lugard Hall Roundabout close to the NNPC filling station when the device exploded killing the two of them.
“There was no other casualty at the scene of the incident. We have sent forensic experts to the area to take evidence which we would analyse for additional information. We are on top of the situation.”