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How I escaped death –Sun Reporter

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From Lawal Sadiq Sanusi, Kaduna

One of the Kaduna reporters of The Sun Newspaper, Abdulgafar Alabelewe narrowly escaped death as a bomb explosions hit the complex housing The Sun and ThisDay offices in Kaduna.
Alabewele who was said to have left the office some 30 minutes before the explosions rushed back to the scene on hearing the news of bomb scare around his office, only for the bomb to explode in his presence.
Narrating the story to our reporter,  Alabelewe said, he saw people killed instantly by the explosion while they were beating the suspected bomber.
In his words, “I really thank God, because I have experienced such thing like what happened today. I was in the office to read paper like every other day. I read paper and left to repair my car at Mechanic Village, Oriapata when a colleague called me that angry youths were beating a suspected bomber in front of my office. I quickly rushed there to see things for myself.
“When I got to the scene, I saw a huge man being beaten by angry youths. While some were beating him, others insisted that the man should go and remove his car, suspected to be loaded with bombs”.
“As the man was moving to where he parked the car, accompanied by the youths, I was moving close to him to take his photograph, then some angry youths began to throw stone at the bomber again. At that point, I had to move back to avoid being hit by the stones, the next thing I had was a very deafening sound of explosion and myself covered by the smoke of the explosion”.
“I became confused that I quickly ran out of the scene with fear that another one might explode again. Even as I talk to you now, my left ear is blocked, while I feel some pain from within my head”.
“I have nothing to say than to thank God, because if I had not been prevented from taking the bomber’s photograph by those throwing stones at him, I would have taken the photograph and not alive to publish it on my newspaper”, he explained.
Meanwhile, our reporter gathered that none of those who have offices in the office complex died from the incident.

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