There was palpable fear in Kaduna on Tuesday as a suspected parcel was found around the Sultan Bello Mosque gate. Security agents later cordoned off the area as no one was sure whether the suspected item contained explosives or not. The bag was said to have been discovered by one of those who came to sweep the mosque.
Witnesses claimed the bomb was disguised in a black bag, just like the one that killed a police officer in the town recently. The anti-bomb unit of the police later opened up the area leading to speculations that the bomb had been defused. Another account however said the bag only contained old clothes which the owner probably intended to dispose of.
The latest explosion is coming on the heels of threats by the Boko Haram sect to intensify bomb attacks on high profile targets in the country.