'Suicide bomber' in Nigeria's Kaduna city kills at least 25

A suicide bomb on Wednesday in the north Nigeria city of Kaduna killed at least 25 people, in what appeared to be an assassination attempt targeting a cleric who has criticised Boko Haram, police said.

"We have recorded a blast which is apparently a suicide blast targeting the convoy of Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi," who escaped unhurt, Kaduna police chief Umar Shehu said. "Twenty-five people have so far been confirmed dead," he added.

abu-bs/ric