Eleven persons have been taken to hospital in Kabba, Kogi State, following an explosion at a bar on Sunday.
The bar owner was among the wounded, the Kabba General Hospital said yesterday.
“Shortly after the blast, 11 persons including the owner of a beer parlour were taken to this hospital for medical attention,” Dr Ibrahim Sule, Head of X-Ray Unit, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday.
Police spokesman William Ovye-Aya said the explosion occurred at 9.15pm on Sunday.
Ovye-Aya did not, however, disclose the nature of the explosion or whether anyone was injured or not.
The hospital said the owner of the bar where the explosion occurred, Mrs Omofemi Oyehunwa, was taken to X-Ray Unit to do a test on her buttocks.
“As you can see, she is out of the X-Ray Unit, walking by herself, which shows that she’s fast recovering from the injury she sustained on her buttocks,” the Dr Sule said.
Oyehunwa expressed concern about the attack on her business premises, describing it as “wicked and deadly.
“Only God saved my life from the blast. I give thanks to God that I am not just alive but I can still walk in spite of the injury I sustained. I am grateful that nobody died in the blast,” she said.
She called on the government and the police to ensure that the culprits are found, arrested and prosecuted to serve as a deterrent to other criminal elements in the state.
The President of Kabba Development Union, Mr Emmanuel Ajibero, who visited the scene of the blast and the bar owner in her hospital bed, decried the attack.
“This explosion that occurred, the second time in this Kabba town in a space of 18 days, is callous and unacceptable to us the citizens of Kabba-Bunu Local Government Area,” he said.