Daily Trust has confirmed that at least 23 people lost their lives in the bomb attacks on three churches in Kaduna this morning. These figures are from the three main hospitals where victims were taken to and does not include those taken to other private hospitals. In addition, about 11 others have been killed in reprisal attacks across the town. According to Dr. Taylor Adeyemi, the acting Chief Medical Director of St. Luke's hospital in Wusasa, 40 victims, mostly children were brought into their hospital following the blast at ECWA in Wusasa.
Of this number, three were dead on arrival.
From the blast at the Christ the King Cathedral at No. 80 Yoruba street Daily Trust confirmed 10 dead and over 50 injured.
Also, Dr. Lawal Khalid, the Chief Medical Director of ABU Teaching Hospital has confirmed to Daily Trust that the hospital received nine victims dead on arrival and is treating 31 others. One of the wounded died while receiving treatment, bringing the death toll at ABUTH to 10. These are also from the blasts at Wusasa and Zaria, he said. He also said those receiving treatment at the hospital are all in stable condition.
Meanwhile, the Kaduna state government has imposed a 24-hour curfew to bring the volatile situation under control. Thousands are trapped in different places of worship in the city and cannot go home due to the curfew order.