Report says the first explosion went off when a suicide bomber drove a vehicle laden with explosives into the gate of the Zone 1 Headquarters of the Nigeria Police, driving towards the office of the Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG, in charge of the zone, before detonating the bomb in the crowded farm centre and Bompai axis of the metropolis.
Among the areas badly affected by the explosives were the passport office, a police post believed to be the target of the attack, an ECWA Church and several other churches.
Marhaba and Gyadi-Gyadi neighbourhood, as motorcyclists and motorists fled the areas.
There was confusion in the city after the 20 explosions were heard as residents ran for their lives and those already at home remained in-doors. At least five police offices were thought to have been targeted.
The attack was said to have started when some armed youths laid siege to a police station in the city, firing several shots for several minutes before bombing it.