Nigeria's bomb blasts death toll rises to 110   2014-07-24 22:16:28            

LAGOS, July 24 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from twin bomb attacks in Nigeria's central north Kaduna State on Wednesday has risen to 110, with more injured victims being rushed to hospital for treatment, a humanitarian official said Thursday.

Abubakar Zakari Adamu, a spokesperson for the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) told reporters that 13 out of the severely injured victims lost their lives in the hospitals.

A Xinhua reporter in the state learned that hundreds of people traveling through the north central state have been stranded following the 24-hour curfew imposed on the city.

Vehicles from neighboring Kano, Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto, Kebbi and Jigawa states have been blocked from entering the city at the toll gate plaza on Zaria road, forcing hundreds of people to loiter around the area even as the rains pour down.

Similarly, vehicles from the southern part of the country are also stranded at the toll gate on Abuja-Kaduna road.

Meanwhile, the streets of Kaduna have remained empty as residents stayed home due to the curfew.

The curfew was imposed following two bomb blasts targeted at former military Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari, and the leader of the Darika Islamic sect, Dahiru Bauchi.

Except for children and a few vehicles and security personnel, roads in the city were completely empty.

Markets, motor parks and other business centers were also deserted since Wednesday when the curfew came into effect.

The Governor of Kaduna State, Mukhtar Yero, had defended the imposition of the curfew, saying it was to enable security agencies to restore normalcy.

Editor: yan
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