Home > News > World
Thursday July 24, 2014 MYT 12:02:53 AM
Thursday July 24, 2014 MYT 12:04:32 AM
KADUNA Nigeria (Reuters) - A bomb blast in Kaduna's Kawo market that killed at least 50 people on Wednesday was targeting the convoy of senior Nigerian opposition leader and former president Muhammadu Buhari, but he was not hurt, his son Musa told Reuters at the scene.
Buhari was the main opposition party contender against President Goodluck Jonathan in the 2011 elections.
Next to Musa lay the charred jeep his father was travelling in. Earlier, a suicide bomber targeting a moderate Muslim cleric killed at least 32 of the cleric's congregation on a busy commercial road.
(Reporting by Garba Muhammed; Writing by Tim Cocks; Editing by Sonya Hepinstall)
Suicide bombs in Nigeria's Kaduna kill 82, ex-leader Buhari targeted
Second bomb in Nigeria's Kaduna kills 50 - Red Cross worker
Bomb kills 20 in Nigeria market, girls' abduction suspect held
Bomb hits Nigeria market, girls' abduction suspect held
Bomb hidden in fridge kills one, wounds eight in bus park in Nigeria's Kano
French trial over hit-and-run death suspended after lawyer attacked
Can man-of-the-people Widodo micromanage 240 million Indonesians?
Venezuela's Machado vows to fight assassination plot charges
Thankful to arrive on snowy U.S. holiday with power out, travel delays
Tanzania PM sidesteps calls to quit over graft claims
France warns African leaders against trying to keep power
Showcase of Asean talents
Analysis - England pack key as Lancaster seeks midfield mix
Clumsy with your phone? Get one that's insured
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)