by Isi Esene
An explosive device was on Tuesday morning found and defused in the premises of the Federal College of Education (FCE), Kano. The suspicious package was discovered in a lecture hall by security men attached to the institution and the police was immediately alerted to safely defuse it.
According to the Vanguard Newspapers, it is not clear who planted the bomb, but there are speculations that it might have been done by agents of the radical Islamic sect, Boko Haram, who have repeatedly carried out such daring bomb attacks in several parts of northern Nigeria.
The campus of the Ado Bayero University, also in Kano, was attacked in April this year while a church service was in progress. Twenty people reportedly died in that attack.
Auwalu Mudi Yakasa, the spokesman for the institution, confirmed the attempted attack saying, “This morning, something suspected to be an improvised explosive device has been successfully detected and detonated by the anti-bomb squad of the Nigeria police in the college.”
The spokesman assured students that examinations will continue as scheduled.
Kano State has suffered a great deal from the dangerous activities of Boko Haram with the January 20 attack in which over 185 people died in coordinated gun and bomb attacks, being the deadliest.