A bomb blast went off in the Sabon Gari area of Zaria in Kaduna State. Zaria is a major city in Kaduna State.
According to sources, 25 lives were lost in the blast. Mallam Nasir El-Rufai the Kaduna State governor has promised that security will be beefed up at churches, mosques, market and school.
The explosion occurred at the local government secretariat where civil servants' screening was taking place.